Dancing With the Stars Alek Skarlatos Talks About Shooting in Oregon at Umpqua College

By on October 2, 2015
'WHO IS ALEKS CARLATO'

Alek Skarlatos, who is an international hero and a contestant on Dancing With the Stars immediately booked a flight to his hometown of Roseburg, Oregon upon hearing about the shooting that took place at Umpqua Community College.

'WHO IS ALEKS CARLATO'

Skarlatos became an international hero when he stopped a terrorist while onboard a French train. The hero spoke about Roseburg, saying it is an incredibly small community. Skarlatos was initially registered to attend Umpqua Community College for Tuesday/Thursday classes but was then offered a spot on Dancing With the Stars. If Skarlatos hadn’t been on Dancing With the Stars, he would have been in class and could have very well become a statistic.

Alek spoke about finding out about the news and hiding in the bathroom so the cameras couldn’t see him. He then booked a flight within an hour and came home to be with his friends and family during this tragedy.

Skarlatos, who is from Roseburg, is studying for a career in law enforcement at Umpqua Community College.

Our thoughts go out to the community of Roseburg, Oregon.

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