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Missing, Possibly Armed Student Shuts Down College

Troubled sophomore not seen since taking rifle case from his parents' home

(Newser) - A Maryland college has been evacuated and students sent home early for Thanksgiving after a troubled sophomore last seen leaving his parents' home with a rifle case dropped off the grid Monday, NBC Philadelphia reports. According to WBAL , things started spiraling for Jacob Marberger, 19, early last month, when a... More »

Virginia Tech Lifts Alert

Campus back to business after report of gunman

(Newser) - Virginia Tech has lifted a security alert after police found no trace of a reported gunman, reports the Richmond Times Dispatch . The campus in Blacksburg canceled classes after children visiting for a day camp told police they thought they saw a man with a handgun. University officials issued an alert... More »

Threat to Kill Blacks Rattles Ohio College

Black students leave college after scrawled massacre threat found

(Newser) - A technical college in southern Ohio is on high alert after a threat to kill black students on Feb. 2 was found scrawled on a bathroom wall. Hocking College has stepped up security and offered to relocate students too scared to stay in the dorm where the threat was found.... More »

Yale Suspect Clark Was Last to See Le Alive

Records of their computer swipe cards show he entered lab just after she did

(Newser) - Raymond Clark, the prime suspect in the killing of Yale graduate student Annie Le, was the last person to see her alive, records of their computer swipe cards show. A source familiar with the records tells the Hartford Courant that Le used the card to gain access to the same... More »

USC Student Fatally Stabbed in Neighborhood Attack

Los Angeles campus tense after killing, sexual assaults

(Newser) - USC students are demanding the university beef up security after a film student was fatally stabbed yesterday in a neighborhood attack, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Idaho native was killed after an argument with a man in an apartment complex near the LA campus. A wave of anxiety has... More »

Harvard Probes Racism Charges Against Its Cops

Blacks say they're targeted by security

(Newser) - Harvard University is reviewing its security procedures after black students and professors charged that they're being unfairly targeted, the Boston Globe reports. A six-member committee will review the campus force following a number of incidents, including one in which a black professor was stopped when he was mistaken for a... More »

Students Aren't Signing Up for Text Alert Systems

Sense of invincibility, fear of revealing personal data to blame

(Newser) - Campus shootings keep making headlines, and schools are increasingly adopting text message alert systems as a response—but students aren't jumping on the bandwagon, the AP reports. Experts chalk up low enrollment rates to students' sense of invincibility, unwillingness to reveal personal information and the cost of receiving texts. "... More »

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