The 22-year-old Dancing With the Stars contestant was not feeling up to dancing during the appearance due to the news happening that day involving the UCC school shooting.
Alek is actually a student at the community college and he would have been there today if he wasn’t on Dancing With the Stars.
“I had classes in Snyder Hall. I mean, it’s a fairly small Community College and just the town in general everybody knows each other so with that many deceased I mean everybody’s going to know at least one person,” Alek said. “I would have been there today if I didn’t agree to do this show. I had classes picked out and everything.”
Alek Skarlatos Discusses UCC School Shooting on ‘Ellen’