An international student at a Florida university was abruptly deported to China this week, following multiple reports from fellow classmates that he was acting “suspiciously” after purchasing a sniper rifle and altering his appearance.
According to Fox News, 26-year old Wenliang Sun violated the terms of his student visa by skipping classes and ignoring repeated citations; with school officials saying his erratic behavior was concerning faculty and staff.
Sun reportedly purchased a $70,000 car in cash, bought a military-style “sniper rifle,” and dyed his hair blond.
“School officials first reached out to cops Feb. 1 after reports from Sun’s friends and roommates that he had changed dramatically, according to local reports,” writes Fox. “Sun legally owned a LWRC 300 Blackout rifle and ammunition, as well as a .308 Ruger Precision caliber rifle equipped with a bipod and scope, police said. He also had a hunting license.”
The swift action taken by law enforcement and government officials was in stark contrast to last month’s deadly assault on a south Florida high school, when police missed multiple red flags ahead of Nikolas Cruz’ rampage.
“Some of the [investigators] with a lot of years of experience … walked away and said, ‘We just saved a bunch of lives,’” said the Chief of Police.