ORLANDO, Fla. - As police revealed details about the University of Central Florida student who they said planned a massacre on campus, WFTV learned new details about James Oliver Seevakumaran’s past.
He grew up in a middle-class Pinella County neighborhood and went to Seminole High School on Florida’s Gulf coast.
His parents, Glennis DuBose and Seeva Thiagarajah were both registered nurses.
Channel 9 learned from court records there was a history of domestic violence in their home.
Seevakumaran’s mother filed for injunctions against his father in 1994 and 1995. A few years later she filed for divorce.
Seevakumaran had two misdemeanor arrests on his record, but no violence.
Tuesday, no one at his father’s Sanford address wanted to talk.
Family in Sarasota, where his mother lives, released a statement saying, “James was a loner and did not have a history of violence. The family does not wish to make any further comments.”
Seevakumaran’s Facebook page gave a glimpse into his adult life.
The business major wrote, “I think I might be socially awkward.” He also said, “I workout everyday, but stay the same size.”
Seevakumaran also posted, “One day I hope to rule the world.”
He started a bottling business in 2010, but it dissolved in 2012 and he was working at a sushi restaurant.
UCF said he hadn’t enrolled in school this semester, was in the process of being forced from the dorm and bought his guns last month.