Emotional Alek Skarlatos returns to 'Dancing with the Stars'


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alek Skarlatos is back on TV’s “Dancing with the Stars,” days after the mass shooting at his Oregon college.

On Monday’s episode, an emotional Skarlatos dedicated his performance to the community of Roseburg, Oregon, where nine people were killed last Thursday.

Skarlatos compared the attack to another violent event that brought him to public attention. In August, he and two other Americans were hailed as heroes for stopping a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train.

He said even the train experience “made more sense” than the Oregon shootings.

Skarlatos said he would have been enrolled at Umpqua Community College this semester, but changed his plans to appear on “Dancing with the Stars.”

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