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UVa Shooting Victim Spoke to Mom Minutes Before Death

Happy Perry, mother of D'Sean Perry, says his death could have been prevented

(Newser) - Happy Perry had just gotten off the phone with her son when the University of Virginia football player was shot dead. D'Sean Perry was one of three students killed on a bus after returning to campus from a field trip to Washington, DC, last month. A fellow student on...

Campus Police Had Report About UVa Shooting Suspect

Christopher Darnell Jones was also named in a concealed weapon case, chief says

(Newser) - The University of Virginia student held in the killings of three students and wounding of two had been the subject of a recent investigation, campus police said. The student affairs office interviewed the suspect's roommate after the school's threat assessment team received a report in September that Christopher...

Football Player Among Victims in UVa Shooting
3 UVa Football Players
Killed; Suspect in Custody
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3 UVa Football Players Killed; Suspect in Custody

2 other players survived, and the suspected shooter is in custody

(Newser) - The suspected gunman in a shooting at the University of Virginia that claimed three lives Sunday night is in custody. All three victims were members of the school's football team, reports the Daily Progress , which identifies them as wide receiver Devin Chandler, linebacker D'Sean Perry, and wide receiver...

3 Dead at UVa as Police Search for 22-Year-Old

At least 2 more are injured, and classes are canceled

(Newser) - Three people are dead and two others injured after a campus shooting Sunday night at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, reports the local Daily Progress . Police say the suspected gunman is still at large, and they have identified him as 22-year-old student Christopher Darnell Jones. Jones was on the...

Ex-Student Shoots Professor at University of Arizona: Cops

Murad Dervish suspected of killing hydrologist Dr. Thomas Meixner; motive is unclear

(Newser) - A professor in the University of Arizona's Department of Hydrology was shot and killed on campus Wednesday by an individual police identified as a former student. Police initially received a call for help in removing the suspect from the campus' John W. Harshbarger building, home to the Department of...

2 Officers Shot Dead at Virginia College

Bridgewater shooting suspect Alexander Campbell is in custody

(Newser) - "This is a sad and dark day for Bridgewater College," David Bushman, the college's president, said in an email to students, faculty, and staff after two campus officers were fatally shot on Tuesday. Police say that after a "massive search operation, the suspected gunman was taken...

51 Years Later, Jackson State Grads Get an Apology

Mayor addresses 1970 shooting by police on campus that left 2 dead

(Newser) - The mayor of Mississippi's capital city and a state senator both apologized Saturday for shootings 51 years ago by city and state police officers that killed two people and injured 12 others on the campus of a historically Black college. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and state Sen. Hillman...

2 Dead, 1 Injured in Texas A&M Shooting

Took place in residence hall on campus in Commerce

(Newser) - A second fatal shooting of the day is making national headlines. The latest occurred in a residence hall at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where two people were killed and a third injured, reports ABC News . Few details were immediately available, including whether a suspect was in custody, reports WFAA . The...

Students Report Freshman Who Was Planning a Shooting: Police

He reportedly intended a campus attack by Christmas

(Newser) - College students in North Carolina heeded the "see something, say something" plea this week, and their decision might have averted a mass shooting. Paul Steber's classmates at High Point University reported that he had guns in his dorm room. Campus security searched it, finding a 9mm semiautomatic pistol,...

22-Year-Old UNC Shooting Suspect Is Named

Police say shooter opened fire in campus building, killing 2

(Newser) - Police have identified the suspect in a fatal campus shooting as a 22-year-old man. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police issued a statement late Tuesday identifying the suspect as Trystan Andrew Terrell. They say he's in custody with charges pending. Authorities say he used a pistol to open fire on students in a...

Sorority Apologizes for Triggering Shooter Alert

They popped balloons during vigil for NZ victims

(Newser) - A University of Michigan sorority whose members popped balloons as part of a team-building event has apologized for triggering an "active shooter" alert on campus. The balloon popping occurred March 16, at the same time a vigil was being held nearby for victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks...

2 Dead in Shooting on College Campus

Police say it was a murder-suicide involving Penn State employee, estranged husband

(Newser) - Two people are dead in what Pennsylvania State Police say was a murder-suicide on a college campus Wednesday, KDKA reports. Police say a female employee at Penn State Beaver was convinced to come outside by her estranged husband, who shot her in a parking lot outside a campus dining hall....

An Altercation, Then Gunfire at a La. College

Shooter flees after killing 2 on Grambling State campus

(Newser) - A sheriff's spokesman says two people have been fatally shot on the campus of Louisiana's Grambling State University, and the shooter fled the scene, per the AP . A Lincoln Parish Sheriff's spokesman says detectives are at the scene of the double homicide, assisting campus police. Grambling State...

Cops: Student Shot, Killed Campus Officer After Welfare Check

Texas Tech shooting sparked lockdown, manhunt

(Newser) - A Texas Tech freshman is in custody after the fatal shooting of a campus police officer sparked a manhunt and a lockdown of the Lubbock campus that lasted more than an hour. Police say Hollis Daniels, a 19-year-old man who lived on campus, was arrested near Lubbock Municipal Coliseum at...

Police: 2 Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide at College

'I saw him shooting her three times,' witness says

(Newser) - Two people died Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide at a Texas community college, prompting an active-shooter alert that instructed students and employees to barricade themselves into rooms, the AP reports. It was the second deadly attack on a Texas campus this week. Irving police spokesperson James McLellan said it doesn'...

Injuries Reported After Active Shooter Alert at Ohio State
9 Injured, Suspect Dead
in Ohio State Attack
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9 Injured, Suspect Dead in Ohio State Attack

Shelter-in-place warning has been lifted

(Newser) - At least nine people were injured on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus Monday in what was initially labeled an "active shooter" situation, reports the Columbus Dispatch . A suspect is dead, and the school has since sounded the all-clear. "Shelter in Place lifted," reads an...

1 Killed, 3 Hurt in Tennessee State U Shooting

Dispute began over a dice game, police say

(Newser) - One man was killed and three women were wounded in an on-campus shooting stemming from a fight over a dice game on the campus of Tennessee State University in Nashville, police said Friday. The 19-year-old who died in the Thursday night shooting wasn't enrolled at the school, police spokesman...

2 Shot at Texas University; Gunman on the Loose
2 Detained in Fatal Texas University Shooting
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2 Detained in Fatal Texas University Shooting

1 dead, 1 wounded at Texas Southern University

(Newser) - A student was killed and another person was wounded in a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police detained at least two people for questioning, authorities said. The university quickly went on lockdown after the shooting was reported around 11:30am in a parking lot...

Freshman in Custody After Deadly Shooting on Arizona Campus

One student at Northern Arizona University is dead and 3 wounded

(Newser) - An overnight shooting at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff has left one student dead and three others wounded. A freshman is in custody, and the school tweeted that the "situation is stabilized," with no lockdown in effect. Authorities say the shooting took place as a confrontation between two...

Gunman Killed After Opening Fire in FSU Library

3 wounded in library shooting

(Newser) - Florida State University police fatally shot a gunman at the campus library early today in a shooting that left three students wounded as hundreds studying inside fled or took cover in panic. According to university newspaper FS View , the gunman opened fire around 12:30am on the first floor of...

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