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Ill. campus begins text "e-lert" system

Elizabeth Donald Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The new text alert system at Southern... - Full Story


Gunman opens fire in Fla. Wendy's

By Brian Skoloff The Associated PressWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A gunman in a jacket and tie wordlessly... - Full Story


Amid tears at NIU, hunt for answers

By Josh Noel, Gerry Smith and Alexa Aguilar Chicago Tribune DEKALB, Ill. — While answers remained... - Full Story


Police explore NIU shooter's two sides

By Ashley M. Heher and Caryn Rosseau The Associated Press DEKALB, Ill. - Steven Kazmierczak had the look... - Full Story


Profile of the NIU murderer

By David Heinzmann and Stacy St. Clair The Chicago Tribune DEKALB — Just two years ago, Northern... - Full Story


'It's unlikely that anyone' could have stopped shooter

By Dave Newbart The Chicago Sun-Times DEKALB, Ill. — The day after the shootings at Virginia Tech... - Full Story


NIU shooting tests new security plan

By Carla K. Johnson The Associated Press DEKALB, Ill. — Minutes after the shotgun blasts erupted... - Full Story

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Active shooter kills 5, wounds 15 at NIU

Active shooter kills 5, wounds 15 at NIU

Stephen Kazmierczak opened fire in a Northern Illinois University classroom Thursday, killing 5 and wounding 16 before turning the gun on himself.

Kazmierczak brought four weapons — a shotgun and three handguns — with him when he kicked open a door to the classroom and began firing. Police found 48 shell casings and six shotgun cells in the classroom, indicating the number of shots. - Full Story


Campus killings: Fatal shootings from 2000-2008

In 2003, after a College President in Ohio made clear that she felt sworn officers on her campus security... - Full Story


'All I saw was the flash of shooting,' NIU student says

By Robert Mitchum The Chicago Tribune DEKALB — Jillian Martinez, a Northern Illinois University... - Full Story

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