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Campus Shootings

1 Shot At Delaware State University Dorm

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A student was shot at a residence hall near Delaware State University on Monday, prompting police to lock down the campus for nea...

Could a LA-Style Threat Assessment Team Have Thwarted the Isla Vista, Seattle or Oregon Shooting Sprees?

Art Levine | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime
Art Levine

the department still grapples with the reality that at least half of seriously mentally ill people receive no treatment at all, a situation of possible danger to the entire community and, far more often, to themselves.

Donations Pour In For University Shooting 'Hero'

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 06.07.2014 | College

SEATTLE (AP) -- Thousands of dollars are being donated to honor the student credited with thwarting a shooting at a small Seattle university. Jon M...

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...

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...

Armed, Locked and Loaded: The Worst and Most Intimidating Gun States

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

No one should feel safe in the following states. These are states with the most Wild West gun laws where you are most likely to encounter someone -- anyone -- with a gun. And it is time to take a stand and do something about it.

Lawsuit Filed Days After Campus Shooting Demands More Guns

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

Days after a man was shot on the Eastern Florida State College campus, a pro-gun group that's giving away an AR-15 rifle is suing the school, challe...

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...

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...

Chris Kirkham

Group Calls Gun-Free Colleges 'Open Invitation To Psychopaths'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 01.22.2013 | College

Less than a week before Tuesday's shooting at a Texas community college, a national organization of college students proposed its answer to campus gun...

The Fight to Allow Concealed Carry On College Campuses

Posted 01.22.2013 | College

Lawmakers in Texas and Arkansas on Thursday filed legislation to allow citizens on public college and university campuses to carry concealed weapons, ...

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...

Lawyer: Video Evidence Shows Cop Didn't Need To Kill Freshman

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 12.11.2012 | College

MOBILE, Ala. — Video of the fatal shooting of a naked Alabama college student shows him with his arms outstretched and his palms open seconds be...

Police: Naked Student Fatally Shot By Cop Was On Acid

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 12.09.2012 | Crime

MOBILE, Ala. — A nude University of South Alabama freshman had taken LSD and assaulted others before he chased the campus police officer who fat...

Piers Morgan: Gil Collar Could Have Been My Son

Posted 10.09.2012 | College

CNN's Piers Morgan ripped into the University of South Alabama police on his show, saying that a 5'7", 135 lb. freshman whether on drugs, drunk or sim...

Mother Of Naked Student Killed By Cop: My Son Didn't Touch Him

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 12.08.2012 | Crime

MOBILE, Ala. — Gil Collar was a guy everybody wanted to be around in high school, friends said: The girls liked his good looks, even his opponen...

College Cop Shoots, Kills Naked Student

AP | Posted 12.07.2012 | Crime

MOBILE, Ala. — A police officer at the University of South Alabama has fatally shot a naked student whom authorities said repeatedly charged the...

William Koberna, Kent State University Student, Won't Face Felony Charge For Alleged Twitter Threat Against School

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 10.03.2012 | College

TOLEDO, Ohio — A Kent State University student accused of posting on Twitter that he would be "shooting up" the Ohio campus won't face a felony ...

Keep Colleges Free From Guns

Lara Grant | Posted 10.02.2012 | College
Lara Grant

It's been claimed that deaths from school shootings could be prevented if students could be armed. However, being trained to shoot a gun doesn't necessarily mean being trained to react calmly in an intense situation like having a gunman on campus.

California Campus Police Defend Request For Armored Vehicle, Critics Wary Of Excessive Police Actions At Protests

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 06.21.2012 | College

An armored vehicle isn’t protecting the UCPD against public outrage. Critics of the University of California Police Department at Berkeley, Berk...

The Shocking Campus Shooting in Virginia You Never Heard Of

Matthew Pearl | Posted 02.14.2012 | Crime
Matthew Pearl

Last week's murder at Virginia Tech naturally evokes memories of the horrific massacre there four and a half years ago. Another shocking killing -- one that happened in 1840 -- sheds further light on how to understand campus shootings.

Va. Tech Shooter's Family Offers Its Condolences

AP | Posted 12.12.2011 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- The family of the man authorities say shot and killed a Virginia Tech police officer has offered condolences and prayers to the slain...

Va. Tech Locks Down Campus As Police Officer Shot

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON and ERIC TUCKER | Posted 02.07.2012 | DC

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- A gunman killed a Virginia Tech police officer Thursday at a campus parking lot and then apparently shot himself to death nearby in...

Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Guns On Campuses

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

April 7, 2011 11:57:11 PM PHOENIX, April 7 (Reuters) - The Arizona House on Thursday approved a landmark bill allowing guns on campuses, making...

Gov't Report Sees Increase In Campus Violence

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON — Targeted college campus violence, from serious assaults to the mass shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, is up sharply over the last...