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Old 02-14-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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Im fine. Thank you.

Theres helicopters everywhere right now. Im pretty pissed off right now. School and dorms are in lockdown. I wonder if I can leave for the weekend.

2 months ago the week of finals there was a racial threat written in the bathroom in the dorms. Finals was pushed for a day, which resulted me in staying an extra half week because of the switch of the scheduling. Now this.

My friend down the hall was in the next building over. He was leaving class just when the shooting started and he saw a kid run towards the building after getting shot in the leg. He didnt know what was going on so he continued to head back to the dorms.

2 dead, 15 being sent to the hospitals.
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what the **** is this world coming to!?!
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I just talked to someone who was in the room.. in the middle of the lecture a door on the stage (lecture hall with maybe 150 people) gets kicked open.. a guy wearing all black with a shotgun walks onto the stage
everyone is like wtf, even the professor is like wtf
he starts shooting and everyone hits the floor and starts crawling out of there
could see the blood on his pants man
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CNN says the gunman is dead, probably suicide...
13 taken to hospitals, mostly GSW to the head. .... this guy had experience with his chosen weapon, and/or training...
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my roomate just got a call from somebody who told him that his friend was one of the victims and is in the hospital right now. He got shot in the back of the head. I tried to talk to him but he stormed out and looked very upset. This is not good.
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As some of you may know I just recently obtained my BS from NIU and I'm positive you all saw the news. I'd like to share my thoughts.

Its still settling in my mind what happened. DeKalb is the hub of DeKalb county and only 15 minutes south of me. If you go anywhere outside of town its miles of cornfields. So for this to happen in an area where you never ever EVER worry about life taking violence it feels wrong. Not that this sort of thing should happen anywhere ever, but here?

Good friends of mine go to NIU. I don't have strong ties with most of my previous instructors, but H***...I spent years there in what felt like the safest place on earth.

The real problem is that this is something we all will begin to learn to live with. Always the thought that it could happen and I don't like that. It keeps getting worse, never better.

Last spring in my English 400 class I remember when the Virginia Tech shooting happened and I recall fellow students being irate with how the faculty handled the situation by not warning students as much as they should have. I'm not going to pass judgment on that, but it got me thinking and I believe Northern is taking the proper precautions to keep students safe.

Know what sucks more than ever? This is going to leave a mark on NIU. It could kill enrollment, encourage people to move away, and just raise a dark cloud over the area. I like this area and I like the country. I also like the city, but I enjoy having the thought in the back of my mind that I grew up in the middle of nowhere with a tight community. The kind of place where everyone knows everyone else'* business. Wink

It sucks that this happened and I'm not gonna let it change my love for the DeKalb area...but damnit wtf. Its fubar.

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My heart goes out to everyone involved. Your friends are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Sad Update:

22 Shot 5 Dead Including the Gunman. Which I'm hoping hes rotting in hell right now.
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Good news, my roomates friend was upgraded to stable to good, despite the fact that he got shot in the back of the head twice.
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