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College Shootings

Nick Wing

If It's A School Week In America, Odds Are There Will Be A School Shooting | Nick Wing | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been an average of 1.37 school shootings for each school w...

Allowing Guns On Campus Is A Terrible Idea, Says Nearly Every College President In Survey

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.03.2014 | College

Nearly every college president opposes allowing guns on campus, according to a new survey. Research from Ball State University publicized Monday s...

Kennesaw State Warns Of Possible Gunman

AP | Posted 06.25.2014 | Crime

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Police say a lockdown at Kennesaw State University in Georgia has been lifted after reports of a weapon in a man's pocket turne...

Virginia Tech Finally Pays Federal Fine

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 04.16.2014 | College

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech has paid federal fines for its actions on the morning of April 16, 2007, when a lone gunman killed 32 people on t...

Group Suing To Allow Guns In Dorms

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | College

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - A Florida gun rights group is suing the University of Florida claiming that a school-wi...

The Surprising Number Of Shootings At College Campuses In 2013

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Last year at least 27 shootings occurred on or near college campuses, according to a survey of news reports by The Huffington Post. Eighteen people...

Professors Get Bulletproof Whiteboards

Posted 08.22.2013 | College

Bulletproof whiteboards will be among the back-to-school supplies for professors at one university. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is spe...

How Many College Shootings Already This Year?!

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.16.2013 | College

On Friday, an 18-year-old student allegedly shot two women with a 12-gauge shotgun at the mall branch of New River Community College in Christiansburg...

College Offers Class On Dealing With Mass Shooting | Posted 04.04.2013 | College

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — A technical college in northeastern Wisconsin is teaching a class on how to deal with a mass shooting scenario. Michael...

2nd Suspect Busted For College Shootout

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 03.27.2013 | Crime

HOUSTON — A young man accused of opening fire at a college after someone "bumped into" him was arrested Friday about 250 miles away from the Hou...

Making Campuses Safer

Edward Summers | Posted 03.25.2013 | College
Edward Summers

Every time I hear of another shooting, the thought invariably crosses my mind: Could it happen on my campus? The answer is 'Yes.' But with the ambitious steps President Obama is proposing, perhaps now we can turn the tide.

Many College Police Say They're Not Prepared To Handle Campus Shootings

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.22.2013 | College

President Obama's new effort to curb gun violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, unveiled Wednesday, included few items that speci...

Confusion, Alarm, and Fear

Celeste Doaks | Posted 11.14.2012 | College
Celeste Doaks

As I prepared to leave my office to start my 5:30 course, caution was in my mind, but overwhelmingly I was concerned. Were any of my students hurt? Were any professors struck by bullets? Was the shooter still on the loose?

USC Shooting: Shock Among Victims' Friends

Neon Tommy | Posted 06.13.2012 | College
Neon Tommy

Before the shooting, Yi didn't worry too much about the safety of his neighborhood. Then the shooting of two Chinese graduate students happened seven blocks west of his street.

Reading, Writing and Random Violence

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Carol Muske-Dukes

It's not difficult to pinpoint students who represent danger -- nearly every professor I know has had an "incident" with a potentially violent student. Here's one war story of my own.