Eugene Cho

tragic shooting at Northern Illinois University

Didn’t catch the news until I got home tonight around 10.15pm.  Walked in and heard from my wife about the tragic shooting at Northern Illinois University.  22 shot and 6 killed [including gunman] and several in critical condition.

From the Seattle Times [via AP]:

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.

Heartbreaking.  The shootings at Virginia Tech seem so distant and yet so close.  [Sigh]. Hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and the entire campus university.

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  1. bolim says:

    As a parent and an educator these tragedies hit home. On a number of occasions I’ve thought, “What would I do as the professor if a gunman entered my classroom?” I believe I need to have an action plan. The other day as I was picking up my son from elementary I thought to myself, “What would I do if a sniper started shooting as school got out?” It’s sad state when schools are the targets of violence.

  2. […] And I was stunned to hear this was the 4th shooting at a US school in a week! […]

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