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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... More »

Houston Shooting Blamed on Men Bumping Into Each Other

2 charged with aggravated assault

(Newser) - This week's shooting on a Houston-area college campus began after two men bumped into each other, court papers say. Wounded victim Jody Neal bumped into suspect Trey Foster, 22, who was on the Lone Star College campus with fellow suspect Carlton Berry, also 22. An argument began before the... More »

Boulder Students Can Pack Pistols This Term

Officials worried after court nixes campus gun ban

(Newser) - Students arriving for classes at the University of Colorado in Boulder this term could be packing more than pencils and books. Due to a state Supreme Court decision, students can now bring their guns to school. The court ruled that the university's ban on guns was unconstitutional. Weapons must... More »

False Alarm: Student's 'Rifle' Actually Umbrella

Rochester Institute of Technology lifts lockdown

(Newser) - Looks like the campus lockdown wasn't necessary after all. After a bus driver reported a gun-toting student at Rochester Institute of Technology, police rapidly directed students and staff to stay inside and bolt doors. But within an hour, officials had spoken to the student—a freshman photographer—to learn... More »

Cop Shoots Gunman Near Berkeley Protests

Man shot in biz computer lab a half-mile from Occupy demonstration

(Newser) - As students and demonstrators began to gather at the University of California at Berkeley yesterday, a police officer shot an armed man inside a business computer lab on the other side of campus. Police say the suspect, who was taken to a local hospital for surgery, was shot after he... More »

Guns Now Allowed on Arizona Campuses

But bill was watered down to keep guns out of university buildings

(Newser) - Arizona's House yesterday approved a bill allowing people to have guns while walking or driving through state university and community college campuses, sending the measure to Jan Brewer for her signature. The Senate had already passed the controversial bill, but not before watering it down a bit, changing it to... More »

Va. Tech Could Lose Millions Over Shooting Response

Feds say school failed to issue 'timely' warning

(Newser) - The feds delivered a harsh rebuke to Virginia Tech yesterday, saying the school failed to issue a "timely" warning about a campus gunman in 2007 who eventually killed 32 people and himself, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch . As a result, the school could lose nearly $100 million in student financial... More »

Texas Cops ID Campus Shooter as Student, 19

Sophomore Colton Tooley killed himself

(Newser) - The gunman who killed himself with an AK-47 at the University of Texas today has been identified as a 19-year-old sophomore at the school. Colton Tooley was a smart kid who "showed no signs at all, whatsover," a family spokesman tells the Austin American-Statesman . “He wouldn’t... More »

Shooting at Univ. of Texas; 1 Dead in Apparent Suicide

Police working to rule out possibility of second suspect

(Newser) - A ski mask-clad gunman toting an AK-47 opened fire on the University of Texas' Austin campus today before killing himself in a library, police say. No other victims have been reported. Police locked down the campus for several hours before giving the all clear, though the Austin American-Statesman says they... More »

Prof Accused in Rampage Attempts Suicide

Amy Bishop also charged with murder in brother's 1986 death

(Newser) - Amy Bishop attempted suicide early today, less than 2 days after learning she's been charged with first-degree murder in the 1986 death of her brother , reports WHNT of Huntsville , Ala. Bishop already faces three charges of capital murder in the February shooting rampage that took the lives of three of... More »

Students Fight University for Right to Pack Guns

Gun groups back Colorado activists battling firearm ban

(Newser) - A Colorado State University campus determined to stop shooting rampages by banning guns is meeting angry opposition from students who are determined to protect their right to pack firearms. Many claim that armed citizens are the best hope of stopping violence, according to T-shirts sprouting on the Fort Collins campus.... More »

Amy Bishop Could Have Been Charged in '86 Shooting

DA looks at newly surfaced police files

(Newser) - Massachusetts police had probable cause to charge Amy Bishop after she shot her brother to death in 1986, the local DA says. Missing police files from the case finally turned up, and the DA says cops could have arrested Bishop on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and lesser... More »

Ala. Prof Was Suspect in 1993 Bomb Attempt

Amy Bishop questioned over mail bomb sent to Harvard professor

(Newser) - Amy Bishop's background continues to get murkier: The shooting suspect was also a suspect in the attempted mail bombing of a Harvard professor in 1993, a law enforcement official said today. Bishop and husband James Anderson were questioned after Dr. Paul Rosenberg received a package containing two 6-inch pipe bombs.... More »

Alabama Suspect Fatally Shot Brother 24 Years Ago

Current police chief hints at 'coverup'

(Newser) - The Alabama professor charged with killing three fellow professors fatally shot her younger brother 24 years ago. Amy Bishop faced no charges, however, because the police chief in Braintree, Massachusetts, deemed the 1986 shooting accidental. In a bizarre twist, the current chief said today the shooting appeared to be deliberate... More »

Professor Charged With Murder in Shooting Spree

Alabama biologist may have been upset over tenure hearing

(Newser) - The 42-year-old biology professor accused of shooting to death three fellow professors at the University of Alabama in Huntsville has been charged with capital murder, reports the Huntsville Times . Amy Bishop could face the death penalty if convicted. The husband of one of the victims tells the AP that Bishop... More »

Ala. Shooting Suspect Is Harvard- Trained Doctor

Amy Bishop held after 3 die on campus

(Newser) - The suspect in today’s fatal shootings on the Huntsville campus of the University of Alabama is a Harvard-trained neuroscientist, the Huntsville Times reports, adding that Amy Bishop and her husband are in custody. Authorities released the names of the three killed, all faculty members: Gopi Podila, biology department chair;... More »

Female Shooter Slays 3 on Alabama Campus

Alleged shooter is staff member at Huntsville college

(Newser) - A female employee allegedly opened fire today on the University of Alabama campus in Huntsville, killing three and injuring three others. The suspect, who works in the biology department, had just been told she would not receive tenure, reports WAFF , the NBC affiliate in Huntsville. She is in custody and... More »

Hungarian Med Student Opens Fire in School

1 killed, 3 injured in campus shooting

(Newser) - One person was killed and three others seriously injured when a pharmacology student opened fire on classmates yesterday in the southern Hungarian city of Pecs. The university student was arrested after surrendering to police, the Independent reports. The shootings have shocked Hungary, where gun crime is extremely rare. Classmates said... More »

Author Leaks NIU Gunman's Secret Past

(Newser) - The student whose killing spree took five lives and injured 18 at Northern Illinois University had a history of mental illness and revered figures like Adolf Hitler and Ted Bundy, CNN reports on the first anniversary of the attacks. Steven Kazmierczak even wore a tattoo depicting Jigsaw, the Saw films'... More »

2 Killed in Arkansas Campus Shooting

One wounded outside dorm

(Newser) - Two students were killed and one wounded in gunfire outside a dorm at the University of Central Arkansas last night, CNN reports. One person has been detained in the shooting, but no arrests have been made. “At this time we do have some pretty good leads,” police said.... More »

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