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School shootings USA
New Madrid fault mid-America will split the USA in half
Jesus said, Any kingdom divided against itself is doomed.
A family splintered by feuding will fall apart.
Luke 11:17, Mark 3:25
At least 2 injured in New Mexico school shooting
Jan 14, 2014 ROSWELL, N.M. - Roswell police say the suspected shooter was arrested Tuesday and the school has been placed on lockdown.
A shooter opened fire Tuesday morning at a middle school in the southeastern New Mexico city of Roswell, injuring at least two students before being taken into custody.
Officials at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, say a 14-year-old boy was flown there in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl was en route in serious condition. Information from nurses treating the boy indicates he was the shooter's target, hospital spokesman Eric Finley said.
Police say the suspect opened fire at Berrendo Middle School as classes were starting for the day. A statement from the state police said authorities responded at 8:11 a.m.
Lorena Beltran told the Albuquerque Journal her daughter, who attends the school, said a male student was shot in the face.
Roswell police say the school was placed on lockdown, and the suspected shooter was arrested. Age and other details on the suspect were not immediately released.
Police said children were bused to a nearby mall, where parents could pick them up.
Sixth-grade student Anyssa Vegara said she was talking to a security guard when she heard a shot.
"I turned around, and all I saw was someone on the floor with their arm bleeding," Vegara told the Journal.
She said the security guard ran to assist the injured student, and school officials ordered all the students to their classrooms.
Eventually, she was able to text her mother, Monica Vegara.
"From the time hearing about it until the time she texted, it was a nightmare," Monica Vegara said.
Fawna Hendricks, whose son is a seventh-grader at Berrendo Middle School, told the newspaper she heard about the shooting on the radio. "Basically I jumped outta bed, threw on clothes, panicked," Hendricks said.
Employees who arrived early to work at United Drilling Inc., across the street from the school, heard no gunshots. They didn't know about the commotion until around 8 a.m., when their parking lot filled with police and rescue vehicles.
At the Roswell mall, parents waited anxiously for their children. Some held hands, while others hugged each other.
Roswell has a population of about 50,000. It is a center for ranching and farming, and is home to the New Mexico Military Institute, the only state-supported military college in the West. The city is perhaps best-known as the site of an alleged UFO crash in 1947.
School shootings USA - too common - why?
Because America increasingly embraced SIN and Evil and hates GOD
took Bible reading and prayer out of schools,
took Jesus Name out of public prayers,
legalized killing of our babies (abortion)
Colorado batman movie shooting in Aurora Colorado
Are ALL shootings FAKE!? This movie mentioned Newtown (Sandy Hook)
Sandy Hook school in Newtown - HOAX, it never happened!
New Mexico school shooting
Arapahoe high school shooting (Denver CO)
Michelle Obama is a man
Barak Hussein Eligibility, Muslim, allah ring etc
Obamafia will be - arranging - a bunch of false events.
The kids learn to be very anti-Christian and anti-American.
Its the damned video games and TV-movies kids are involved with.
They have no sense of reality or responsibility today.
America legalized abortion - and that gave satan permission to kill our children.
HARBINGER WARNINGS - Isaiah 9 prophecy
When GOD destroys USA, you cant say He didnt WARN us!
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Shooting at New Mexico middle school, two students in hospital
Jan 14, 2014 Shots were fired in the gym of Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, New Mexico before classes on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. According to KOB-TV, two students were flown to a Texas hospital and are in critical condition. Roswell police said the suspected shooter was arrested at the school. The school remains on lockdown. No other details are yet available.
Student, 12, Used Shotgun to Shoot 2 Students in Roswell, New Mexico
For the most part, I think a lot of them are staged and false-flaged(ie-Bill Cooper reported that there was a 3rd shooter at Columbine that was never found).
With that being said - there's been a lot of other factors too - one of them being these Big Pharma pharmaceutical drugs seem to be the "new norm" with the Millenial generation, in particular. It's as if this country(and world) has been conditioned to believe these are somehow "wonder" drugs that can be taken at any time, and in any abundance. But en yet it's been widely proven that they cause violent thoughts and tendencies.
IOW, if these shootings aren't false flags, then at bare minimum, these shooters were on some kind of pharmaceutical drug(which these Columbine shooters reportedly were on).
But guess what the scapegoat is with all of this - GUNS. Seriously, forget about all the SIN in this world that people like Rick Warren and other globalist minions ignorantly overlook.
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
Joh 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Joh 16:9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
Joh 16:10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
Joh 16:11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
New Mexico's hero teacher a reminder of the need to train educators for crises
Jan. 16, 2014 [/b] The majority of educators across the United States are not adequately trained to deal with a crisis such as a school gunman, experts say, in a week when another school shooting — and the teacher who prevented it from being worse — made headlines.
John Masterson, a social studies teacher at Berrendo Middle School, in Roswell, N.M., talked a 12-year-old student who had shot and injured two students into putting down his shotgun before the boy fired any more shots. His actions were praised by officials as heroic, and a sobering reminder that teachers need to be prepared for the worst.
Again and again, teachers have been put in the line of fire. Masterson is the third example in as many months: His bravery comes less than three months after a Nevada middle school teacher was fatally shot apparently trying to shield students from a gunman; and a month after a Colorado student burst into his school wielding a gun, targeting his debate team coach.
Not nearly all teachers are trained in confronting such danger.
"There are very few mandated requirements that teachers receive this kind of training," said Ronald Stephens, executive director of the National School Safety Center. "They're certainly getting more, but probably not anywhere close to enough."
While some states have laws requiring training for situations beyond fire drills, including active shooters, there is not yet a federal mandate for teachers nationwide.
Even schools that are doing drills for active shooters vary in how much training they provide.
"Most schools across the country are now doing drills for lockdown situations, which would be active shooters, but what we're seeing is inconsistencies in how well they're doing those," said Chris Dorn, an analyst for Safe Havens International, a non-profit that helps schools improve crisis preparedness.
And a lack of legislation on the issue means officials can't force schools to do more drills.
"They can suggest best practices, but unless there is specific funding tied to that school or district that comes from the government, they can't really mandate that," he said.
Ryan Heber, 41, a science teacher at Taft Union High School in Woodland Hills, Calif., knows first-hand what it feels like to be face to face with a gunman, with little training: He confronted a 16-year-old student gunman who entered his classroom in January 2013. Coincidentally, his high school had given training on active shooters for the very first time just hours before.
Despite being grazed in the head with a bullet, Heber managed to talk with the student and get him to surrender — but it wasn't due to the brief training he had had, which he said wasn't on his mind at the time.
"You could go to a million different trainings and I don't think it would ever prepare you for the experience you're going to have and the intensity of the experience," he told NBC News.
"That being said, I always think it's good to have training because in those moments of chaos, maybe you can find some clarity in some things you learned and maybe along the way some of that would help save somebody."
One classmate was injured in the incident. Having lived through the experience, Heber is a proponent of educators being armed — with the knowledge of what to do if they are in similar situations.
"I definitely think schools should have a plan," he said. "Even law enforcement, they're trained, and they still struggle with some of these issues. So to think that assuming teachers are ready for an incident like this would be really hard to do."
Two states that are leading the way in crisis preparedness at schools are New Jersey, which requires schools do lockdowns and drills for various emergencies throughout the year, and Virginia, which requires schools to have threat assessment teams trained by the state — teams that provide a centralized system for reporting students who are showing signs of potentially becoming violent.
"Schools need to be prepared for a wide variety of crisis situations. In preparing for a wide variety of situations, they usually are more prepared for gunman and active shooters," Dorn said. "It's very, very statistically unlikely that the average school will have a shooting, but we know pretty much every school has problems with custody disputes or allergic reactions."
It is not clear whether Masterson, the New Mexico teacher, received training or did drills before Tuesday's shooting. Calls to his school and the superintendent were not immediately returned.
Heber and Masterson's method of diffusing the situation — engaging the shooter — was a brave and risky one, the experts said. While police officers, members of the military and hostage negotiators get hundreds of hours of training on how to talk with violent suspects, teachers are unlikely to have that kind of background.
When dealing with a student gunman, a teacher's natural skill set at talking to students may not necessarily translate into them being able to talk the violent student off the ledge, said Joel Dvoskin, a psychologist with the Threat Assessment Group, an organization dedicated to workplace and campus violence prevention.
"If the student likes a teacher, it's not the skill set, it's the relationship that would give the teacher an advantage. If the student doesn't like the teacher, it would go the other way," he said. "Further, in the face of a gun, people are not very well able to predict their behaviors, especially if they haven't received explicit training on how to remain calm in a crisis."
He cited research that found police often shoot less accurately at suspects than they do during target practice.
But Heber and Masterson are not the first educators who have gotten a gunman to relinquish a weapon simply through words. In August, a Georgia elementary school bookkeeper spent 20 minutes talking with a suicidal gunman, ultimately getting him to surrender without hurting anyone.
Faculty and staff who successfully engage shooters are "very careful" about what they say, and take a non-confrontational stance, said Stephens, of the National School Safety Center.
"You certainly don't want to ever be blocking a door," he said. "You want to take a look at how close you are to the individual; you don't want to invade their privacy. You want to look at your tone of voice. You want to try to talk some reason and judgment into the person."
Heber said his conversation with the gunman followed those rules, and he brought up experiences he and the student had shared in the past to change the 16-year-old's mindset away harming more people.
But with so many factors unique to each situation, including whether a shooter is suicidal, placing them on the highest end of the violence spectrum, teachers should not be expected to confront gunmen.
"It's a high-risk, high-stakes situation that requires a lot of finesse and a lot of grace, and certainly a good deal of judgment," Stephens said.
Two students wounded in Philadelphia high school shooting
18 Jan 2014 PHILADELPHIA - Two students were shot and wounded at a charter high school in northern Philadelphia. shooting was caught on video.
A teenaged girl and a boy were shot in their arms at the Delaware Valley Charter High School at about 3:30 p.m. when a young male pulled a handgun in a gymnasium with about seven students in it.
Police said the young man who fired the gun was part of the group. The shooting may have been an accident.
Investigators have not said who fired the shots. A boy was taken into custody, but later cleared.
Initially, he was thought to be the shooter, but investigators were able to determine the kid was not a shooter. He was there but I don't believe he was involved."
Another boy turned himself in and was being interviewed by police late Friday night.
The girl and boy who were shot were both 15 and in stable condition.
School shootings such as the one at Sandy Hook elementary school in December 2012 (this was 100% HOAX - NO ONE died, 'dead' kids were photographed later) that left 26 people dead have intensified a national debate over whether gun control regulations need to be stricter to curb gun violence.
In another shooting incident on Friday, a 16-year-old student was shot in the arm, apparently by a student with whom he had a dispute, as he walked away from Albany High School, about 165 miles south of Atlanta, WALB-TV reported.
In October, a 12-year-old boy killed a teacher and wounded two students at his school in Sparks, Nevada, before killing himself. Another 12-year-old boy in New Mexico is accused of seriously wounding two students with a shotgun.
Police Seek Student In Philadelphia School Shooting
Philadelphia police are still looking for a student they believe was involved in a school shooting that left two 15-year-old students wounded on Friday.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:
"One of the victims, a girl who was shot through the arm, was treated at Einstein Medical Center, just blocks away from Delaware Valley Charter High School, where the shooting occurred. She was released from the hospital later in the day.
"The second victim, her boyfriend, was struck by the same bullet, which lodged in his shoulder, police said. He remained at the hospital Friday night."
The Inquirer reports that two students had been questioned by police and they were seeking a third student. An unnamed "high-ranking law enforcement source" told the paper that they believe the shooting was accidental — that it happened while the students played with the gun.
NBC Philadelphia reports that parents rushed to the school after they heard the news.
"A school is supposed to be a safe environment. Are you kidding me? Two kids just got shot," one parent told the station. "How was a child, or whoever, [able to] bring a gun up in the school?"
USA Today reports that after gun went off, the school was placed on lockdown and "the 600 students were searched and released individually."
This news, of course, comes just days after a 12-year-old student opened fire at a Roswell, N.M. school, wounding two fellow students.
In Age of School Shootings, Lockdown Is the New Fire Drill
The bomb threat was just a hoax, but officials at Hebron High School near Dallas took no chances: School officials called the police and locked down the school this week. Separately, a middle school 2,000 miles away in Washington State went on lockdown after a student brought a toy gun to class.
But the threat and the gun were real at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, N.M., where a seventh grader with a sawed-off shotgun walked into the gymnasium and opened fire on his classmates on Tuesday, wounding two of them. School officials and teachers, who had long prepared for such a moment, locked down the school as police officers and parents rushed to the scene.
For students across the country, lockdowns have become a fixture of the school day, the duck-and-cover drills for a generation growing up in the shadow of Columbine High School in Colorado and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Kindergartners learn to hide quietly behind bookshelves. Teachers warn high school students that the glow of their cellphones could make them targets. And parents get regular text messages from school officials alerting them to lockdowns.
School administrators across the country have worked with police departments in recent years to create detailed plans to secure their schools, an effort that was redoubled after the December 2012 shootings in Newtown, Conn. At the whiff of a threat, teachers are now instructed to snap off the lights, lock their doors and usher their students into corners and closets. School officials call the police. Students huddle in their classrooms for minutes or hours, texting one another, playing cards and board games, or just waiting until they get the all clear.
“They kept saying, ‘Lock your doors and keep everyone away from the windows,’ ” said Rebecca Grossman, a 10th grader at Watertown High School, outside Boston, where students have been forced to “shelter in place” three times this school year, a less serious version of a full lockdown.
The lockdowns were more disruptive than scary, Rebecca said, like the time last month when a bullet was discovered in a classroom, and she and her classmates had to stay in place for four hours. She said the litany of false alarms was desensitizing students, who have come to see the responses as “just an annoyance.”
The lockdowns are part of a constellation of new security measures deployed by schools over the last decade, a complement to closed-circuit cameras, doors that lock automatically and police officers in the building. Most states have passed laws requiring schools to devise safety plans, and several states, including Michigan, Kentucky and North Dakota, specifically require lockdown drills.
Some drills are as simple as a principal making an announcement and students sitting quietly in a darkened classroom. At other schools, police officers and school officials playact a shooting, stalking through the halls like gunmen and testing whether doors have been locked.
School officials and security experts say that the lockdowns are a modest and sensible effort to guard against the unthinkable, and that they have helped keep students safe, calm and organized during shootings and emergencies. And dozens of times every month, the drills become reality.
Last month, when an 18-year-old student walked into his high school in suburban Denver and fatally shot a classmate in the head, students huddled in their classrooms behind locked doors as police commandos swept the building. They were evacuated classroom by classroom, hands over their heads, onto the snowy playing fields, all according to a plan school officials had put in place to prepare for just such an emergency.
“The staff and students knew how to safely lock down and then evacuate the school,” Scott Murphy, the district schools superintendent, wrote to parents after the shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado, praising what he called a well-coordinated response. “They acted quickly, appropriately, and bravely.”
Even without a direct threat, schools will default to a lockdown. A high school in the San Francisco Bay Area was locked down last week as the police in the area hunted for a carjacking suspect.
Some parents wonder whether the trend has laid a backdrop of fear and paranoia across their children’s education.
The North Carolina elementary school where Jackson Green, 5, counts to 100 and delights in celebrating classmates’ birthdays has gone into lockdown twice this school year, once for a drill and once for real, sending Jackson and his classmates to huddle quietly in a hidden corner of the classroom until their teacher says everything is O.K.
On Oct. 11, the school was locked down for part of the morning after a fifth grader reported seeing an unfamiliar man in the school who turned out to be a parent. The school, which locks doors during the school day and has cameras at entrances, alerted parents and called the police.
“It speaks to the psychological conditions of these children, that they’re alert, they’re on the lookout, that this danger is always present for them,” Jackson’s mother, Sarah Green, said in an interview. “It’s constantly on their minds.”
Though Jackson is still too young to understand the broader threats behind the drills, he has absorbed their lessons so well that he has started playing lockdown at home, Ms. Green said. “Attention everyone, this is a lockdown!” he announces in the playroom. “Turn off the lights!”
“For Jackson, it’s just normal,” Ms. Green said in an email. “Quite frankly, it is horrifying that my son imposes lockdowns on his little brother in the same way that he pretends to announce the lunch menu.”
In Louisville, Ky., the school where Rachel Hurd Anger’s daughter, Ella, attends second grade was locked down after a man with five BB guns walked onto the campus. A few days later, Ms. Hurd Anger said her daughter drew a red-and-yellow emergency button and taped it to her bedroom wall. When she presses it, she and her 4-year-old brother run to the basement to hide. “It’s kind of like a security blanket,” Ms. Hurd Anger said. “She doesn’t want to take it down.”
Even the preparatory drills can leave an imprint on the youngest children. In Manhattan, Kan., Tina Steffensmeier said her first-grade son had to hide in his classroom cubby during a drill while police officers walked through the hallways and into classrooms, practicing how they would ensure that the children were tucked out of a gunman’s sight. That night, she said, he had a nightmare that a “bad guy” shot him at school.
“He’s a sensitive kid, and it really affected him,” Ms. Steffensmeier said. “How sad it is that our kids have to deal with this.”
When you read news items like this, you can't deny that the stage is edging closer to being set for the end times...
Revelation 6:3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
Rev 6:4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
AND you also can't deny that this doesn't happen when you don't put your faith in Christ...
2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Teen surrenders in Philadelphia school shooting
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A 17-year-old boy wanted in connection with a Philadelphia school shooting that wounded two students turned himself in to police on Saturday, a detective said.
The two injured students, a boy and a girl both aged 15, were shot in their arms on Friday at the Delaware Valley Charter High School when a teenage boy pulled a handgun in a gymnasium with about seven students in it, police said.
The teen sought in connection with the shooting surrendered and was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses, Philadelphia Police Detective Steve Grace said.
The boy, whose name has not been released, was being questioned by investigators, Grace said.
Soon after the incident, which was captured on surveillance video, police said another teenager thought to be the shooter was taken into custody but released when he was cleared of wrongdoing.
A third teenager was questioned and released on Friday although he could still face charges, police said.
The girl wounded in the shooting was treated and released from Albert Einstein Medical Center and the boy remains in a stable condition, police said.
School shootings such as the one at a Connecticut elementary school in December 2012 that left 26 children and adult staff members dead have intensified a national debate over whether gun control regulations need to be stricter.
In October, a 12-year-old boy killed a teacher and wounded two students at his school in Sparks, Nevada, before killing himself. Another 12-year-old boy in New Mexico is accused of seriously wounding two students with a shotgun on Tuesday.
Ex-student sold gun in Pa. school shooting: Police
Officials say video footage shows a former student, 18-year-old Donte Walker, handing off a gun and exchanging money with an unidentified male.
PHILADELPHIA — A 17-year-old who shot two classmates got the gun only moments before from an ex-student who bypassed metal detectors as a "guest" at the Philadelphia charter school, police said Monday.
Video footage shows the former Delaware Valley Charter High School student, 18-year-old Donte Walker, handing off the gun and exchanging money with an unidentified male Friday afternoon inside the school gym, police said Monday.
The gun then was passed to Raisheem Rochwell, who feared he was going to be targeted in an after-school assault, Lt. John Stanford said. Within minutes, Rochwell shot the two classmates in their arms, police said.
"I would think it would be required for anyone coming into the school to go through the metal detectors. You have children's lives at stake here," said Stanford, a department spokesman.
Police believe the victims, an 18-year-old female and a 17-year-old male, were struck by the same bullet. The male student spent two days in the hospital, but both have been treated and released.
Rochwell was being held on aggravated assault and other charges. His lawyer insisted over the weekend that he will be vindicated.
Rochwell "is not the person who will ultimately be responsible for this act," said lawyer Amato Sanita, who added that anything that may have happened was not "intentional." His client remained in custody on $500,000 bond, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for Feb. 6.
School officials did not immediately return a call for comment on Monday, when the school was closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The school will resume classes Tuesday.
Police said they were working with school officials to identify the person who paid for the gun, but were proceeding slowly after the wrong student was arrested Friday evening based on a faulty identification by school officials, Stanford said.
"We don't want an incident like occurred Friday, where a young man was taken into custody" who was not involved, Stanford said.
Walker was charged at a police station late Sunday with a weapons violation. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer.
Police also were still investigating whether Rochwell had actually feared an assault, and whether the gun discharged accidentally.
"If he's a target or not of a fight after school, that's still no excuse for him to have a firearm," Stanford said. "At the end of a day, you play with a loaded gun, things will happen."
Pa. college student shot, gunman still at large
A gunman shot a college student sitting in the parking lot of Widener University's athletic center Monday, but officials said the Pennsylvania campus was secure, even as they warned students to remain inside as police searched across the city for the shooter.
Classes are expected to resume Tuesday morning after a campus lockdown was lifted after an all-night manhunt didn't turn up the shooter.
Chester Police say the unidentified student was sitting inside his car in the parking lot of the Schwartz Athletic Center on 17th Street and Melrose Avenue in Chester, Pa. around 8:45 p.m.
Suddenly police say an unidentified gunman opened fire, striking the victim in the left side. The gunman then fled the scene.
Police say the student called 911 himself and reported the shooting. The victim, who wasn't identified, was listed in critical, but stable condition at Crozer-Chester Medical Center Tuesday morning after undergoing surgery Monday night, the hospital said.
His family was with him.
Police say they have not yet spoken to the victim and so far have no information on a possible motive or description of the shooter.
Widener Public Information Officer Dan Hanson said Tuesday morning that "all indications are this was not a random act of violence." He would not release further details of the investigation.
Police suspect the gunman fled into the Summer Hill neighborhood of Chester, which borders the athletic center. Police K-9s tracked the suspect's scent in that direction, according to investigators.
Officers say they found one shell casing at the scene and believe the gunman used a revolver to fire the shot. Investigators reviewed surveillance video from the exterior of the athletic center to determine if it captured the shooting.
All students on campus were alerted to stay inside as the campus was put on lockdown Monday night. that lockdown was lifted at 6 a.m.
Additional Chester Police officers were posted throughout the Widener campus to assist campus police with providing increased security.
Widener University is a private, co-ed university located in Chester, Delaware County, 14 miles south of Philadelphia. The university also has three other campuses in Harrisburg, Exton and Wilmington, Del.
Purdue University says 1 dead in campus shooting
Purdue Police Chief John Cox said the suspect appeared to have targeted the male victim in a basement classroom of the Electrical Engineering Building.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A man opened fire Tuesday inside a basement classroom at Purdue University, killing one person and prompting officials to send a text alert to students telling them to seek shelter, police and the university said.
The suspect, who is believed to have targeted the man who was shot, surrendered to a police officer within minutes of the attack at the Electrical Engineering Building, Purdue Police Chief John Cox said.
Students described a chaotic scene as the initial report of the shooting hit around noon on the campus in West Lafayette, about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis.
"It was scary," said Julissa Martinez, a freshman nursing student from Portage. She was in psychology class on another part of the 40,000-student campus when she received the text message saying the university was on lockdown.
She said her professor briefly kept teaching, then stopped lecturing so that students could contact people to let them know they were safe.
"He tried to get everything under control because people were freaking out," she said, adding that students were nervous because there was a lot of speculation about the severity of the situation.
The identities of the suspect and victim were not immediately confirmed. Cox said the suspect entered the Electrical Engineering Building, "took the actions that he took" and "immediately left the facility without any other interaction that we're aware of."
Cox said the suspect wasn't immediately cooperating with investigators. He said some people witnessed the shooting, but he didn't specify whether the attack happened during a class.
Shortly after 12:03 p.m. when the shooting was reported, Purdue officials issued a text alert telling those on the campus to seek shelter. Around 1:15 p.m., the university said there was no ongoing threat on campus and allowed normal operations to resume in all buildings except the engineering facility.
Purdue officials considered the campus to be secure, said Purdue Provost Tim Sands, who in June will become president of Virginia Tech, where an April 2007 campus massacre left 33 dead.
By mid-afternoon Tuesday, Sands was encouraging students to go about their normal activities around campus, except for the Electrical Engineering Building.
But the university later announced that classes were being suspended through Wednesday. A candlelight vigil was planned for Tuesday night, with special counseling services being offered to students at several sites around campus.
Kayla Brown, a 23-year-old senior from Marion, said she was still worried even after university officials lifted the campus warning.
"I was wary to go to class but I did anyway," she said. "I didn't quite feel they could have had it all clear in that period of time."
Cox, the campus police chief, said authorities responded aggressively after the shooting was reported, with about 20 campus and city police officers at the building within minutes.
Sands said the university will offer assistance to those who need it as the circumstances of the shooting are sorted out.
"We'll provide whatever services we can to assist our students, our faculty and our staff in coming back to a sense of normality," he said.
Purdue shooting leaves 1 dead, man in custody
Police in Indiana arrested a man who allegedly killed a teacher's assistant at Purdue University in a shooting in a basement classroom.
A man was shot to death at Indiana's Purdue University on Tuesday and a male suspect was taken into custody, police said, in an apparently targeted killing that follows a rash of shootings at U.S. schools this month.
Cody Cousins, 23, fatally shot Andrew Boldt, 21, a teacher's assistant, at about noon in a basement classroom of the university's electrical engineering building, according to Purdue University Police Chief John Cox.
The shooter seemed to have had only the victim as his intended target, leaving the building immediately after the shooting, Cox said.
"It's just a tragic situation," Cox said, adding that the shooter was taken into custody without a struggle shortly after he exited the engineering building.
Cousins is being held at Tippacanoe County jail, said Cox, who did not disclose a motivative for the shooting during an afternoon press conference.
University officials said the campus was considered safe, though the electrical engineering building remained closed. A candlelight vigil is planned for Tuesday night on campus, and classes will be suspended Wednesday, officials said. Students are being offered counselling, officials said.
Upon hearing of the shooting, campus officials immediately ordered issued text alerts to students, faculty and staff across campus, instructing them to take shelter as police searched the area.
"We have drills and we always try to prepare for the worst and hope for the best," university spokeswoman Liz Evans said. "This is definitely a tragic day for our campus."
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence called the shooting a "tragedy."
"Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of the victim and to everyone in the Purdue community," Pence said in a statement, pledging state law enforcement assistance in the investigation.
Julia Chester, an associate professor of psychological studies at Purdue who is also an organizer for a gun control lobbying group, said she was in her office on campus when she received the university alert.
[b]"No matter how many drills you've been through, panic takes its toll on logic," she said in a statement. "The shooting ... is still being investigated, but regardless of the outcome, there is one thing we all already know: we owe our children and ourselves a world where we don't have to live by lockdown[/b]."
The frequency of shootings at schools and universities in the United States is fuelling the national debate over gun control. On Monday night, a student was shot and critically wounded outside an athletic centre at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.
Last week alone, two students were shot at a high school in Philadelphia, another was shot at a high school in Albany, Georgia, and two students were shot at a middle school in New Mexico.
Gun ownership laws in the United States have come under intense scrutiny since December 2012, when 20 young children and six educators were shot dead by a long gunman at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut.
University of Oklahoma shooting scare was false alarm, president says
(CNN) -- The University of Oklahoma in Norman briefly shut down Wednesday after a report of a possible shooting that apparently turned out to be a false alarm, the university's president said.
"At this time, there is no evidence that shots were fired. Classes are going on as normal in all other buildings except Gould Hall," President David Boren said Wednesday afternoon. "Additional search of Gould Hall being conducted just in case. It appears to have been a false alarm."
Earlier Wednesday, no evidence had been found of any shots being fired, and no injuries had been reported, school spokeswoman Catherine Bishop said.
After telling students to take shelter for more than 30 minutes, the school later announced that normal campus operations had resumed -- except at Gould Hall, the site of the reported shooting, "where additional checking is continuing," the school tweeted.
Gould Hall houses the university's College of Architecture.
Both the Norman and campus police responded quickly as did emergency personnel, the school tweeted.
Boren told students the incident may have been a false alarm caused by a machinery backfire, independent student newspaper The Oklahoma Daily reported on Twitter.
Maj. Bruce Chan of campus police told CNN there was a report of shots fired in the Gould Hall area of campus.
The incident took place at around 11:20 a.m. local time (12:20 p.m. ET) while classes were in session.
Students and faculty were alerted via text.
On Tuesday, a gunman shot and killed a man at Purdue University in Indiana.
University of Oklahoma scare over 'shots' possibly construction noise :
January 23, 2014 (NORMAN, Okla.) -- The University of Oklahoma locked down its campus Wednesday after a faculty member reported hearing gunshots but the school's president said it appeared the incident was a false alarm perhaps tied to construction equipment being used nearby.
"It seems most likely there were other sounds" that could have been misinterpreted as gunfire, university President David Boren said at a news conference. He said police found no casings and no one who appeared to be a "potential shooter." No injuries were reported.
University officials issued a notice late Wednesday morning that shots had been reported near the center of campus and that people should stay where they were and avoid Gould Hall, which houses OU's architecture school. Within an hour police issued an all-clear for most of the 30,000-student campus.
Throughout the afternoon, police conducted several floor-by-floor searches of Gould Hall, which by then was ringed with yellow-and-black police tape. Campus police officers, one armed with a rifle, stood guard at two entrances. The building also was given the all-clear by midafternoon.
Nearby, workers had been using a backhoe and a frontloader and it was possible some of the equipment backfired, confusing the instructor. Alerts were distributed within three minutes of the report, Boren said.
"It appears to have been a false alarm but all the right things were done and all the people involved did the right things," Boren said.
International business student Salima Harun said she followed a crowd running into the library when the alert went out and waited with others as library staff locked all the doors. She received an email from the university saying to stay inside and avoid Gould Hall.
"I'm honestly relieved the way they handled it. Our safety was a priority," said Harun, 20. "I really liked the way they handled it. It felt really safe."
Even after the all-clear, students scoured their phones seeking more information.
"I haven't been able to calm my class down," said Gary Barksdale, an adjunct math professor. "I'm going to have a blast trying to teach limits of functions when everybody is concerned about this."
Some students questioned why the university initially said shots were fired in their campus-wide alert when it was unconfirmed and why the building remained locked down hours after the false report came in.
"I think it's overkill," 19-year-old sophomore Alex Owens said, noting an armed officer who stood outside the building early Wednesday afternoon. "It just makes it seem like there is more going on."
In 2005, a University of Oklahoma student committed suicide near Gould Hall during a home football game by detonating an explosive device attached to his body. No one else was injured.
The report come one day after a student was shot and killed on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana.
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One dead, two wounded in shooting near Georgia high school
One person was dead and two others were injured in a shooting near a suburban Atlanta high school Monday afternoon, police and school officials told NBC News.
Phoenix High School in Lawrenceville, about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, was in "soft lockdown" as investigators tried to determine whether any students were involved.
The shooting occurred partly in the roadway and partly in the parking lot at an address about 200 yards across a street from the school, which is on the busy main highway through Lawrenceville.
The scene is also about a quarter-mile from Gwinnett Medical Center, a regional trauma center, where the injured were taken. There was no immediate word on their conditions.
Hawaii School Shooting: Honolulu High School On Lockdown
A Honolulu high school is on lockdown after a school shooting in Hawaii. Police officers responded to an emergency call of shots fired at Roosevelt High School at approximately 8:30 am local time. Two victims were reportedly transported from the Nehoa Street school near Punchbowl.
Update 4:46 pm – Honolulu police officers shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist after the teen suspect reportedly punched two law enforcement officers and cut another with a knife. According to Hawaii State Department of Education representative Donalyn Dela Cruz, the runaway was recognized by school officials who knew the teenager was not registered for classes at Roosevelt High School. Hawaii is only one of 12 states where a school shooting has not occurred or no one had entered the campus with a weapon and an intent to shoot.
Roosevelt High School is home to approximately 1,400 students. An emergency alert set to parents after the Hawaii school shooting reads:
“The situation at Roosevelt is under control. The Honolulu Police Department is wrapping up their investigation. Again, the situation is under control. Please remain calm.”
Students and parents frantically tried to reach one another via cell phone during the lockdown. The Roosevelt High School parking lot remained blocked off as Honolulu police officers complete their investigation. Parents have gathered along the edges of the campus to await word on the two school shooting victims and to gather their children.
Honolulu police officers reportedly have the Roosevelt High School shooting suspect in custody. It is not currently know if the Hawaii shooting victims are students or staff.
Check back with The Inquisitr for more details about this breaking news story as details become available.
Officer shoots teen after attack at Honolulu high school
HONOLULU — A police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway in the wrist at a Hawaii high school after the teen cut one officer with a knife and punched two others, authorities said.
State Department of Education spokeswoman Donalyn Dela Cruz said the boy showed up Tuesday morning at Roosevelt High School. Officials there recognized him as a runaway who was not registered for classes, and called police.
Maj. Richard Robinson, commander of the Honolulu Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division, said the boy lunged at officers who arrived at the public high school near downtown Honolulu and tried to take him into custody.
Robinson said the teen attacked one of the officers with a knife, leaving him with a minor cut on his torso. He also hit two other officers, but neither suffered serious injuries, he said.
One of the officers then fired two shots, hitting the boy once in the wrist. The teen was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, Robinson said.
The shooting prompted a lockdown at Roosevelt, which has an enrollment of about 1,500.
Kealii Akiona-Soares, said he was in social studies class when he heard a faint shot at about 8:20 a.m.
Then a school bell sounded and students were kept in their classrooms, the 17-year-old junior said. He said his class continued with a politics lessons, and everyone kept mostly calm.
“I guess it happens a lot in mainland schools, so it’s not surprising,” Akiona-Soares said.
Several parents, including Carolyn Richardson, gathered outside after word of the shooting spread. “This is really freaking me out,” Richardson told the AP.
Richardson said she learned about the shooting around 9 a.m. through a text from her son, CarDarow, a sophomore.
CarDarow told her he heard shots had been fired at the school, but that he was OK. She then used her cellphone to video chat with him. “I told him, I gotta hear your voice,” Richardson said.
Other parents outside the school also texted and talked on their phones to their children while they were on lockdown inside the school.
School was let out for the day at about 10 a.m., and a steady stream of students filed out of campus, with many reuniting with their parents.
Hawaii is one of 12 states that have not had a school shooting, or someone entering a campus with the intent to shoot, state Education Department officials said.
Michigan State student, 20, dies after shooting
East Lansing police say Dominique Nolff was pronounced dead at 9:23 a.m. Saturday from multiple gunshot wounds.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — A 20-year-old Michigan State University student has died after he and another student were shot in their apartment near the school's campus.
East Lansing police say Dominique Nolff was pronounced dead at 9:23 a.m. Saturday from multiple gunshot wounds.
The second shooting victim, also 20, has been treated and released from a hospital.
Officers were called about 8:50 p.m. Friday to a report of a shooting at the Cedar Village apartment complex. Nolff and the other student were found inside one of the apartments.
Nolff was from Middleville. The other victim is a Grand Haven resident.
East Lansing police say the suspect being sought was believed to be in his 20s and that the shooting "does not appear to be a random act."
Students Sign Petition To Have Gun Owners Executed In Concentration Camps
Media analyst Mark Dice has once again documented how many young Americans are completely disconnected from reality, capturing California college students signing a fake petition to imprison all legal gun owners in concentration camps and even to have them executed.
“We just want to make sure we disarm the citizens. We can trust the government to be the only ones with guns.” Dice said to students on campus in San Diego, while they unquestioningly signed the petition to “repeal the Second Amendment.”
“These peasants don’t need guns,” Dice stated, adding “We want to put all registered gun owners in prison,” prompting one student to replay “Yes, it’s too dangerous.” for people to own guns.
“It’s just a simple repeal of the Second Amendment and we’ll be terminating and executing all of the gun owners.” Dice told another signatory who replied “OK, thank you.” and walked off.
“We are going to ban all guns except for the military and police.” Dice told another student, who signed the petition. “We’ll do door to door confiscations, we have lists of all the registered weapons, so the military will just go and take those away from people.” Dice added. “Ok.” the student replied.
Another male student signed the petition even though Dice suggested confiscating gun owners’ weapons and shooting them with them. “If they like their guns so much, let’s just feed the gun owners some of their own lead.” Dice ludicrously said.
“I didn’t think I could get any more ridiculous.” Dice stated after the student thanked him and went about his day.
But he did get more ridiculous. “We need to take these gun owners and put them into FEMA concentration camps to keep everybody safe.” Dice told a skateboarding jock who replied “well I agree with you there, keep them safe.” Although he refused to sign “something I don’t know anything about,” which is something the next student did not consider as he replied “sounds about right” to Dice’s FEMA camp suggestion.
Several other students then happily signed the petition, with responses such as “no problem!” as Dice suggested putting Americans in detention camps and killing them.
Dice has now successfully managed to persuade Americans in his area to agree to repeal the First, Second, Third, Fourth , Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Amendments, as well as the entire Bill Of Rights.
Fake Blood and Blanks: Schools Stage Active Shooter Drills
+Photos inside: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-ne...tage-active-shooter-drills-n28481
ROY, Mo.—In a cramped, carpeted amphitheater in the basement of Troy Buchanan High School, 69 students are waiting to die.
“You’ll know when it pops off,” says Robert Bowen, the school’s campus police officer. “If you get engaged with one of the shooters, you’ll know it.”
“When you get shot, you need to close your fingers and keep ‘em in,” adds Tammy Kozinski, the drama teacher. “When the bad guy and the police come through, they’ll step all over you, and who will be saying they’re sorry?”
“Nobody!” the students cry in unison.
This isn’t a bizarre, premeditated mass murder or some twisted sacrifice led by a student cult. These are the 20 minutes preceding an active shooter drill, the 13th one Missouri’s Lincoln County school district has staged in the past year.
All but 69 students have gone home for the day on early dismissal. These volunteer victims, mostly culled from the school’s drama class, are outfitted in fake-bloody bullet wounds, still wet and dripping down their foreheads, necks and chests. Bowen tells them what to expect: They’ll see “bad guys with AR-15s” shooting blanks during a simulated “passing period”—the moments when one class ends and the other begins. PVC pipes will be dropped on the floor to approximate IEDs. Crystal Lanham, a baby-faced freshman with long, gently-crimped brown hair, receives the dubious honor of being chosen as one of the gunmen’s hostages. She’s thrilled.
“I just really wanna get shot,” she jokes. “Is that weird?”
In the wake of mass shootings from Columbine to Sandy Hook to many in between, schools have devised new and creative ways to prepare for tragedy. Most have adapted some form of the standard lockdown drill, but some districts have gone further, with programs teaching kids self-defense, proposals to train teachers with firearms—and full-scale drills like the one that’s about to happen in Troy, a town about an hour northwest of St. Louis.
In Missouri, it’s not only a trend; it’s the law. In August 2013, the state legislature took a cue from a handful of post-Sandy Hook lawmakers, like the ones in Illinois and Arkansas, and voted to require every school district to conduct simulated shooter drills. Because the law goes into effect this year, 20 superintendents from across the state are here to take notes.
Back in the drama room, the energy is jovial and jittery. Some kids, like Lanham, have never participated in a drill before. Others are veterans of simulations staged with high school volunteers in nearby elementary and middle schools (after the younger kids have gone home). Lanham is visibly excited, but some students, like 17-year-old Alex Bargen, are a little on-edge.
“I’ve done this like 10 times, and it gets me every time,” says Bargen, who agreed to do the drill as extra credit for drama class. “This one is even scarier because it’s on my home turf. It’s going to make me second-guess my school.”
“It’s a bit nerve-wracking because I’m disabled and can’t really run away,” says Katie Ladlie, 15, who is in a wheelchair. Her plan is to go into the elevator to the third floor and either slump in her wheelchair or fall out of it when the gunman shows up.
Kiera Loveless, 17, who has done eight drills before, “thought it would be fun at first. Now I wouldn’t say fun exactly—it’s scary. But a good experience.”
Loveless signed up because she thought it would look good on college applications. The first time she participated, she was “terrified.” She’d only heard gunshots on television. “I didn’t even really have to pretend. I kept having to remind myself ‘this isn’t real, this isn’t real.’”
Once the drill starts, Lanham and her friend, Jacob Erlitz, camp out near the bathroom. Pretty soon, a group of students sprint down the hallway screaming, just as a piercing fire alarm goes off. Seeing the gunman up close, Lanham realizes it’s Bowen, the same man who was giving us instructions a few minutes before. He “shoots” Erlitz and takes Lanham hostage as promised, barking at her to bang on classroom doors and urge the occupants to open them.
“Someone let me in!” Lanham shouts. She isn’t smiling anymore. “Somebody, anybody, open the door!”
The energy blast from the guns has filled the hallway with dust from the ceiling tiles and the scent of gunpowder. Bullet shells litter the floor. After several excruciating minutes, a few cops run down the hallway, and when one aims at the gunman, it’s all over.
It’s been eight minutes and one second. The intruder has been “engaged”—the officers’ fancy word for “killed.”
There are several kids splayed out in the hallway, their fake blood still glistening. The kids start to rise, most nervously tittering, a few picking up shells as souvenirs. One girl, who has fallen on her stomach after getting “shot,” doesn’t get up. Her body is trembling. It doesn’t take long to realize she is sobbing.
The Lincoln County School District has been holding drills since September but didn’t always include students. The drills, after all, aren’t really for kids—they’re meant to help law enforcement craft strategies to take down active shooters, as well as to familiarize teachers with the sound of guns and teach them to act quickly. The first drill, also at Troy Buchanan High School, simply consisted of teachers lined up in the hallway as an “intruder” shot blanks in front of them.
But it felt stilted and staged. “We figured, ‘we’re not really doing anything,’” says Lieutenant Andy Binder, who helps coordinate the simulations. The drills have since become more spontaneous, and kids were eventually added, Binder says, to ramp up the realism for the teachers. This drill had the most students by far.
“We’re beginning to see what we’ve done wrong and right,” says Binder. “The first time…it took us about two and a half minutes to engage the shooter [once we entered the building]. Today it took 30 seconds.” During another drill, the teachers were told to call 911 from classroom phones, only to discover that they had to dial “9” first to get an outside line. That was swiftly corrected.
And even though they’re mostly there as props, the students learn strategies, too, says Binder—like not hiding in bathroom stalls, since automatic toilet flushes may give them away. That Wednesday, most kids seem to agree it was worthwhile. Even the girl who was shaking and crying, 15-year-old Alexis McCourt, says she “doesn’t regret it at all."
“It’s so hard to hear all of [those gunshots] and not freak out,” she says. But “I’m actually happy I did do it because now I know what some of the kids who came out alive in Sandy Hook felt.” If there is a shooting, she says, she’ll be prepared and “not just stand there.”
But not everyone felt invigorated. Amy Venneman, who teaches English, says having the student actors there ratcheted it up to a different level. “When I saw all the kids just running and screaming down the hallway, it really hit home for me,” she says.
During the drill, Venneman heard Lanham’s pleas to let her in, and she thought, What do I do? I’m supposed to keep the door shut, but I hear another student out there. “It made my heart hurt immediately,” she says.
The experience left Venneman feeling ambivalent.
“You want kids to feel like school is a safe place to be,” she says. “And I know those kids chose to be there, but for it to be that realistic, that’s almost too much. As a parent, I wouldn’t want that many kids being terrified, just knowing my own reaction to it.”
“It’s so hard to hear all of [those gunshots] and not freak out."
Other Missourians were more unequivocal about their disapproval. When Wayne Johnson, a firefighter from St. Louis, found out about Troy’s drill via a writeup in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he tweeted the link with the comment, “B/c this is a thing, we've failed, America.” He found the photos of kids spattered with fake blood “surreal.”
“I would have a real problem with them doing that in my kids’ school,” says Johnson, a veteran of Afghanistan who recognized the “moulage” used for the students’ stage injuries. “Sure, I get it, that’s probably the best drill training that you’re gonna have, but at what cost?” He worries that the drill would “traumatize” some kids and “desensitize” others.
**Was thinking the same thing when reading this - if a REAL shooting happens, don't be surprised to see these children do nothing(initially, that is), b/c they were desensitized to get used to them during this "drills".
Of course, Johnson’s kids won’t have to volunteer, and even if they did, they won’t necessarily have the same experience as the students at Troy Buchanan. There’s a continuum of possible simulations, ranging from fire drill-like evacuations to the bells-and-whistles variety. Kenneth Trump, president of National School Safety and Security Services, thinks that “a nice happy medium is a tabletop exercise,” which instructs school staff, first responders, and mental health agencies “by Powerpoint in a classroom-type setting, discussing hypothetical situations.” (Incidentally, this model fails to hold up to the new Missouri law, which requires a live simulation.)
Trump warns against “acting emotionally rather than cognitively,” which can distract school districts and law enforcement from preventive measures like counseling services for troubled students.
And according to Stephen Brock, a California State University professor and member of the National Association of School Psychologists, those counselors may be necessary for a fake shooting, too.
“Live drills can be very intense and potentially psychologically harmful for some people,” says Brock. It’s not likely to cause post-traumatic stress on its own, but “if a child has some pre-existing mental health challenges”—up to 20 percent of students do, says Brock—“this could exacerbate that challenge.”
Experts say these reactions hinge on how responsibly the drill is conducted. Across the country, the community hasn’t always been well-informed; one active shooter drill at a charter school in rural Oregon came in the form of a sneak attack that left teachers momentarily terrified.
There’s also a difference between using student actors, who are fully-debriefed volunteers, and involving all students in this kind of exercise. Cary-Grove High School in Cary, Ill., faced criticism from parents last year when they staged an active shooter drill, blanks and all, with the entire student body present. One concerned mother from Hartselle, Ala., started a petition on change.org against a planned active shooter drill that would have involved elementary school students.
“We would never do that,” says Lt. Binder. “Law enforcement agencies that do that are making a grave mistake. We’re not here to create panic or fear.”
“It made me think, you have to look at everyone as a threat. That sounds so harsh, but you don’t know anybody’s story.”
Even though the kids at Troy Buchanan don’t appear to be traumatized by the drill, many of them have adopted a verbal tic: “When it happens, I’ll know what to do.” Or, “When it comes, I won’t be frozen in my tracks.” They seem to have internalized the idea that a school shooting is inevitable—it’s not a question of “if,” but “when.”
Alex Bargen confesses he’s been stressed about it ever since “it almost happened” more than a year ago in Troy. In September 2012, a Troy Buchanan student was arrested after his girlfriend reported to law enforcement that he was planning to kill four students on his 17th birthday. The charges were eventually dropped, but the day the girlfriend reported the incident, the news spread like wildfire. It wasn’t long before people were posting on Facebook that there had been shots fired in schools (there hadn’t been).
“This drill made me think of that,” Bargen says. “It made me think, you have to look at everyone as a threat. That sounds so harsh, but you don’t know anybody’s story.”
School shootings are indeed increasing, despite the proliferation of drills and heightened security measures. Yet the likelihood of a violent death in school is still minuscule—about a 1 in 2.5 million probability, says Brock.
“With an event that is just so unlikely, a school needs to critically assess what their drills should include,” he says. “They should ask themselves, ‘What are we going to spend our limited time and resources on?'”
But statistics aside, the headlines keep pouring in, leaving people with what Trump calls “active shooter cumulative stress”—the uneasy feeling that something bad could happen at any time.
1The 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
In the aftermath of the drill, the kids reconvene in the drama room. Tissues smeared with crimson are piled up in the wastebasket. The “victims” talk excitedly, overwhelmed with emotion and assessments. They describe what it felt like to get “killed,” or where they hid, or how freaky it was to see their teachers so panicked.
One quiet girl named Haylee Martinez begins to wax philosophical about real-life shooters: “It makes me wonder, like, who these guys are who enjoy being powerful. When they hold the guns, how much power do they have over us?”
Whether they enjoy it or not, the answer is clear.
Gunshot fired on Kent State campus; suspect sought
KENT, Ohio (AP) — An order for students and faculty members to shelter in place following the firing of a gunshot at a northeastern Ohio university has been lifted for all buildings on campus.
A Kent State University spokeswoman says a male suspect fired the shot into the ground Wednesday night near Bowman Hall, an academic building. No injuries have been reported.
The university advised people to stay put while police searched for the shooter, who was carrying a silver handgun. It later lifted the advisory for all buildings including Bowman Hall.
University police are handling the investigation and the search for the shooter.
Kent State is a public research university located in Kent, a city of about 30,000 residents. It was the site of deadly shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest in 1970.
School shootings USA - too common - why?
Because America increasingly embraced SIN and Evil and hates GOD
- took Bible reading and prayer out of schools,
- took Jesus Name out of public prayers,
- legalized killing of our babies (abortion)
- legalized Sodomy
Jesus said, Any kingdom divided against itself is doomed.
A family splintered by feuding will fall apart.
Luke 11:17, Mark 3:25
Seattle police: 3 victims in university shooting
SEATTLE (AP) — Three people were shot Thursday afternoon on the campus of Seattle Pacific University and a suspect was in custody, police said.
Officer Drew Fowler confirmed three victims were transported for medical care after the shooting late Thursday afternoon.
The Seattle Fire Department said on its verified Twitter account that medics took four gunshot victims to Harborview Medical Center; a man and a woman had life threatening injuries, and two males were in stable condition. It wasn't clear whether the fourth person was the suspected gunman.
Police had initially said they were searching for a second suspect armed with a handgun, but a short while later they said they were no longer looking for anyone else.
About 4,270 students attend the private Christian university, which was founded in 1891 by the Free Methodist Church of North America. Its 40-acre campus is in a residential neighborhood about 10 minutes from downtown Seattle.
The university posted online that "the campus is in lockdown due to a shooting near Otto Miller Hall." A woman who answered the phone at the school's security office quickly disconnected, saying no one could talk.
The incident follows a spate of recent shootings on or near college campuses.
Last month, according to police, Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured seven before turning his gun on himself in a rampage in Isla Vista, California, near two universities.
Seven people were killed and three injured when a 43-year-old former student opened fire at a tiny Christian school, Oikos University, in Oakland, California, in 2012. A gunman killed five people and injured 18 when he opened fire in a Northern Illinois University lecture hall in 2008.
In 2007, 32 people were fatally shot in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia before the gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, killed himself.
Police: Suspect in custody after multiple victims shot at Seattle Pacific University @AP
AND ITS ONLY THE BEGINNING .............