Yet another school shooting

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  1. Rommelvon

    Rommelvon New Member

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    More ammo for the anti gun nuts:mad:......what we need in america is CCW everywhere, with no limitations

    DEKALB, Ill. - A man dressed in black opened fire with a shotgun and two handguns from a stage of a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University on Thursday, killing four people and injuring several others before committing suicide, authorities said.

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    University Police Chief Donald Grady confirmed the deaths following a news conference, according to local newspapers.

    It was not clear whether the dead victims were among the 18 people school President John Peters had reported as wounded. He wouldn't confirm any fatalities other than the gunman.

    Witnesses in the geology class said "someone dressed in black came out from behind a screen in front of the classroom and opened fire with a shotgun," Peters said.

    The gunman shot himself on the stage after a brief rampage that sent terrified students screaming, crying and running for the doors around 3 p.m.

    "At this point I'm being told it was less than two minutes," Grady said. "This thing started and ended in a matter of seconds."

    Grady said the gunman was not a student at the school. "It appears he may have been a student somewhere else," he said, adding that police had no apparent motive.

    Seventeen victims were brought to Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, according to Theresa Komitas, a spokeswoman. Three were in extremely critical condition.

    Five were airlifted to other hospitals, including a female with a chest injury and two other victims with head injuries. One patient there died, a male but not the shooter, Komitas said.

    George Gaynor, a senior geography student, who was in Cole Hall when the shooting happened, told the student newspaper the Northern Star that the shooter was "a skinny white guy with a stocking cap on."

    He described the scene immediately following the incident as terrifying and chaotic.

    "Some girl got hit in the eye, a guy got hit in the leg," Gaynor said outside just minutes after the shooting occurred. "It was like five minutes before class ended too."

    Witnesses said the young man carried a shotgun and a pistol. Student Edward Robinson told WLS that the gunman appeared to target students in one part of the lecture hall.

    "It was almost like he knew who he wanted to shoot," Robinson said. "He knew who and where he wanted to be firing at."

    Jillian Martinez, a freshman from Carpentersville, told the Chicago Tribune she was in the auditorium when the gunman entered through a door to the right of the lectern and opened fire about 3 p.m. "He just started shooting at all the kids," she said. "He just started shooting at people, and I ran out of there as fast as I could. I ran all the way to the student center; when I got there I could still hear shooting (from the classroom).

    Agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were assisting local authorities at the scene, spokesman Thomas Ahern told the Chicago Tribune.

    "We will be urgently tracing the firearms and learning the history of the weapons," Ahern said.

    All classes were canceled Thursday night and the 25,000-student campus was closed on Friday. Students were urged to call their parents "as soon as possible" and were offered counseling at any residence hall, according to the school Web site.

    The school was closed for one day during final exam week in December after campus police found threats, including racial slurs and references to shootings earlier in the year at Virginia Tech, scrawled on a bathroom wall in a dormitory. Police determined after an investigation that there was no imminent threat and the campus was reopened.

    The shooting was the fourth at a U.S. school within a week.

    On Feb. 8, a woman shot two fellow students to death before committing suicide at Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge. In Memphis, Tenn., a 17-year-old is accused of shooting and critically wounding a fellow student Monday during a high school gym class, and the 15-year-old victim of a shooting at an Oxnard, Calif., junior high school has been declared brain dead.
  2. Marlin T

    Marlin T Active Member

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    What a tragedy and what a shame.

    I see that Obama’s gun control policies don’t work, even in his own backyard.

    When are the liberals going to see the errors in the whole ‘gun free zones’ idea? God, what a bunch of brain dead SOBs.
  3. MOS0311

    MOS0311 New Member

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    He's just gonna say the same damn thing, take all the guns away.
    All those people had to suffer and the liberals still wont realize their mistake.

    Condolences to those that experienced it, were wounded and died.
  4. Texman

    Texman New Member

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    One legal armed trained gym teacher, school lunch lady, or crossing guard could have stopped that durn quick. :(
  5. Marlin T

    Marlin T Active Member

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    We are a modern, full service police agency, whose commitment goes beyond the typical definition of police work. Every one of the men and women who wear the badge is not only a fully trained police professional, but also an educator. We believe the best way to protect those we serve is to teach them how to protect themselves.

    Some lessons are simple (keep doors and windows locked, walk with groups after dark, be aware of your surroundings, etc.) others are not. The expectation is that these lessons will not only keep our students safer on campus, but will help us achieve our ultimate goal of cultivating a generation of responsible, safety-conscious citizens. Our success to date is one of the reasons that NIU holds a reputation as one of the safest university campuses in the state.

    We teach lessons in personal safety through programs and presentations in classrooms, residence halls, and community events. Information is also available in a variety of pamphlets and on this website. Our people reinforce these lessons every day as they walk, bike and drive across campus, interacting with students, faculty, staff and visitors, making themselves a highly visible and approachable presence.

    We are constantly working to ensure that our department is a model of proactive policing that can be emulated by universities and police in small and mid-sized communities across the nation and around the world.

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    dgrady@niu.edu, call our offices at 753-1212 or visit our offices in the Telephone and Security Building just west of Wirtz Hall.
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    • Acts of violence and disruption.
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    5. Possession of firearms or other illegal weapons. $100
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    So what is the fine to the school for letting people die? Oh wait a minute, they can’t held responsible in the court law now can they.
  6. Bruce FLinch

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    Sad, Sad, Sad :(
  7. pickenup

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    More ammunition for the brady bunch. :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
  8. Lilly

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    WTF is the matter with these sicko sub humans??
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  9. Willie

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    If just say 10 people or so stood up and returned fire i'll bet these type of people would stop shooting up schools etc. In Texas we had the Luby's shooting a few years ago and our state responded by approving a law so we can carry and defend ourselves. I can't believe we just keep letting these outlaws shoot us down like sheep.
  10. LurpyGeek

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    I hope they collect on the fine to teach murderers that campuses will not stand for this sort of thing.
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  11. armedandsafe

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    It is also ammunition for US. Lets keep those calls and letters going to our hired hands and the media. Don't let (y)our enemies dominate the battlefield and set the strategy. Take the high ground and fire upon them.

    Pops
  12. dcd_enterprises

    dcd_enterprises New Member

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    Another Victory for Gun-Free Zones...NOT! Insanity is continuing to support the same policy even when each time it is proven wrong. Gun-Free Zones are guaranteed to be full of unarmed victims.
  13. dcd_enterprises

    dcd_enterprises New Member

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    This one really PISSED ME OFF!!!!
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