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Cops: Actor Stabs 2 While Filming School Project

Attempted murder charges follow attack at U of Hartford

(Newser) - A University of Hartford drama student told police he was too "into his character" when he allegedly stabbed two people while re-creating a scene from The Butterfly Effect. "My emotions got the best of me" was actually Jake Wascher's second explainer, per a police report. It describes...

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...

UVa. Student Murdered by Boyfriend: Cops

George Huguely held in death of fellow lacrosse player Yeardley Love

(Newser) - A University of Virginia student has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, who was found in her Charlottesville apartment early this morning. Yeardley Love and George Huguely, both 22, played on UVa.'s highly ranked lacrosse teams, the Daily Progress reports. Police responding to a...

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....

Football Players Key Bloody Dorm Melee at Michigan St.

Two kicked off team after ski-mask-wearing men storm hall

(Newser) - Two Michigan State football players are off the team tonight after an incident Sunday in which they and as many as 20 fellow Spartans, many wearing ski masks, stormed a dorm and beat fellow students, including women. “I walked up and said, ‘It isn’t worth it,’...

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...

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. "...

NIU Shooter Delved Into Satanism
NIU Shooter Delved Into Satanism

NIU Shooter Delved Into Satanism

Covered arms in Saw tattoos, abused girlfriend

(Newser) - The shooter in the NIU carnage that left five students dead last week began to exhibit troubling signs of mental illness as a high school student as he explored satanism and white-power movements, reports AP.  Steven Kazmierczak "started to identify more with hatred-type stuff," said a friend....

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