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Former Northern Illinois University student opens fire, kills 5 on campus

There’s no way to stop someone out of their head from creating a maelstrom of death and destruction if they put their minds to it; this incident occurred at Northern Illinois University. (MSNBC):

A former graduate student armed with two handguns and a shotgun opened fire Thursday in a large lecture hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University, killing five students and wounding 16 others before killing himself, authorities said.

University President John G. Peters said six students – four women, the shooter and another man – were killed in what he described as a “very brief, rapid-fire assault.” Sixteen other students were injured by bullet wounds or flying glass, authorities said.

All of the victims were students, including the shooter and the instructor, a graduate teaching assistant, who survived, Peters said. Two of the survivors were in critical condition Thursday night.

At least there was a warning system that prevented another Virginia Tech massacre – a new security system put in place after that tragedy alerted students to avoid Kings Common and buildings in the area and the campus was locked down.

A student who was in one of the classes described the gunman and former student as “a thin white man wearing a black ‘beanie’ and a black trench coat.”

Counting down till someone on the far right makes a reference to, or lays direct blame for this on homos.

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