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Furman professor weighs in on mental health, mass shootings

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M. Carmela Epright, Furman University Department of Philosophy

As the nation reels from yet another deadly mass shooting, Furman philosophy professor Carmela Epright speaks to FOX Carolina about the massacre, which took place Feb. 14 at a Parkland, Fla. high school. Epright, who specializes in the evaluation of mentally ill criminals, believes the warning signs were missed. Said Epright, “Mental illness is always blamed, which I’ve said in many occasions, is mostly not true. I think it might be true here. Although what I would say is I bet [Cruz] has Antisocial Personality Disorder, which is not a valid defense in court.” One of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, this latest attack claimed the lives of 14 students and three faculty.

M. Carmela Epright is a Professor of Philosophy at Furman University and a Clinical Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She has served as a visiting scholar to the Medical University of South Carolina, The University of South Carolina Medical School’s Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and to the Institute for Applied Ethics at Dartmouth College.

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