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The School Violence topic features news and information to help beat cops and school resource officers reverse the direction of the escalating violence in our nation's schools. Today, with the advent of gangs, video games, and a culture that is marketing violence to our children, school violence is increasing at an unprecedented rate.
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Va. college campus on lock down

The Associated Press FERRUM, Va. — A college campus outside Roanoke, Va., is on lockdown as police... - Full Story


N.H. teen charged with school threat

The Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. — A Manchester West High School student is under arrest on... - Full Story


Priorities for active-shooter response

In this week's PoliceOne Video Tactical Tip, Team One Network Instructor Trevin Sorby outlines the first priorities of command as well as officer positioning in responding to an active-shooter incident. - Full Story


N.J. college reopened after lockdown

By The Associated Press JERSEY CITY, N.J. — St. Peter's College locked down its campus for several... - 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


Dallas-area schools look to bolster security in wake of shooting

By Theodore Kim and Kathy A. Goolsby The Dallas Morning News DALLAS - Duncanville is adding police at... - 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

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