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Former Grad Student Guilty of Murdering Professor

Murad Dervish shot University of Arizona hydrologist Thomas Meixner 11 times

(Newser) - A jury took less than three hours Tuesday to find a former graduate student guilty of murdering a professor in the University of Arizona's Department of Hydrology. Murad Dervish, 48, was found guilty on charges including first-degree murder in the October 2022 shooting of department head Thomas Meixner, 52,...

Grad Student Found Unfit for Trial in Murder of His Adviser

Judge says UNC grad student Tailei Qi likely suffers from untreated schizophrenia

(Newser) - The University of North Carolina graduate student charged with fatally shooting his faculty adviser has been found unfit for trial after two mental evaluations, a judge ruled Monday. Tailei Qi, 34, is accused of killing associate professor Zijie Yan in a science building at the university on Aug. 28. He...

Slaying of UNC Faculty Member Launches Tense Lockdown

UNC police took a suspect into custody after a search

(Newser) - A faculty member was shot to death Monday at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, sparking an hourslong campus lockdown and a search for the suspect. Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz told students in an email that he was "devastated and saddened" by the killing of the faculty member at Caudill...

Police Identify Shooter at Michigan State

Gunman, 43, was not an employee or student at the university

(Newser) - Police have identified the gunman who killed three people and wounded five more at Michigan State University on Monday night as 43-year-old Anthony McRae, per the AP . At a news conference Tuesday, police also said all eight victims were MSU students, though their names have not yet been released,...

What We Know About Michigan State Shooting
What We Know About
the Michigan State Shooting
the rundown

What We Know About the Michigan State Shooting

3 dead, 5 wounded, 43-year-old shooter is dead

(Newser) - At this point, more questions than answers are in play after Monday night's shooting spree on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing. Authorities are expected to clear things up at a Tuesday news conference. In the meantime:
  • Victims: Authorities say three people are dead and five

UVa Shooting Victim Spoke to Mom Minutes Before Death

Happy Perry, mother of D'Sean Perry, says his death could have been prevented

(Newser) - Happy Perry had just gotten off the phone with her son when the University of Virginia football player was shot dead. D'Sean Perry was one of three students killed on a bus after returning to campus from a field trip to Washington, DC, last month. A fellow student on...

Campus Police Had Report About UVa Shooting Suspect

Christopher Darnell Jones was also named in a concealed weapon case, chief says

(Newser) - The University of Virginia student held in the killings of three students and wounding of two had been the subject of a recent investigation, campus police said. The student affairs office interviewed the suspect's roommate after the school's threat assessment team received a report in September that Christopher...

Football Player Among Victims in UVa Shooting
3 UVa Football Players
Killed; Suspect in Custody

3 UVa Football Players Killed; Suspect in Custody

2 other players survived, and the suspected shooter is in custody

(Newser) - The suspected gunman in a shooting at the University of Virginia that claimed three lives Sunday night is in custody. All three victims were members of the school's football team, reports the Daily Progress , which identifies them as wide receiver Devin Chandler, linebacker D'Sean Perry, and wide receiver...

3 Dead at UVa as Police Search for 22-Year-Old

At least 2 more are injured, and classes are canceled

(Newser) - Three people are dead and two others injured after a campus shooting Sunday night at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, reports the local Daily Progress . Police say the suspected gunman is still at large, and they have identified him as 22-year-old student Christopher Darnell Jones. Jones was on the...

2 Officers Shot Dead at Virginia College

Bridgewater shooting suspect Alexander Campbell is in custody

(Newser) - "This is a sad and dark day for Bridgewater College," David Bushman, the college's president, said in an email to students, faculty, and staff after two campus officers were fatally shot on Tuesday. Police say that after a "massive search operation, the suspected gunman was taken...

51 Years Later, Jackson State Grads Get an Apology

Mayor addresses 1970 shooting by police on campus that left 2 dead

(Newser) - The mayor of Mississippi's capital city and a state senator both apologized Saturday for shootings 51 years ago by city and state police officers that killed two people and injured 12 others on the campus of a historically Black college. Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and state Sen. Hillman...

2 Dead, 1 Injured in Texas A&M Shooting

Took place in residence hall on campus in Commerce

(Newser) - A second fatal shooting of the day is making national headlines. The latest occurred in a residence hall at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where two people were killed and a third injured, reports ABC News . Few details were immediately available, including whether a suspect was in custody, reports WFAA . The...

Students Report Freshman Who Was Planning a Shooting: Police

He reportedly intended a campus attack by Christmas

(Newser) - College students in North Carolina heeded the "see something, say something" plea this week, and their decision might have averted a mass shooting. Paul Steber's classmates at High Point University reported that he had guns in his dorm room. Campus security searched it, finding a 9mm semiautomatic pistol,...

22-Year-Old UNC Shooting Suspect Is Named

Police say shooter opened fire in campus building, killing 2

(Newser) - Police have identified the suspect in a fatal campus shooting as a 22-year-old man. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police issued a statement late Tuesday identifying the suspect as Trystan Andrew Terrell. They say he's in custody with charges pending. Authorities say he used a pistol to open fire on students in a...

Sorority Apologizes for Triggering Shooter Alert

They popped balloons during vigil for NZ victims

(Newser) - A University of Michigan sorority whose members popped balloons as part of a team-building event has apologized for triggering an "active shooter" alert on campus. The balloon popping occurred March 16, at the same time a vigil was being held nearby for victims of the New Zealand mosque attacks...

2 Dead in Shooting on College Campus

Police say it was a murder-suicide involving Penn State employee, estranged husband

(Newser) - Two people are dead in what Pennsylvania State Police say was a murder-suicide on a college campus Wednesday, KDKA reports. Police say a female employee at Penn State Beaver was convinced to come outside by her estranged husband, who shot her in a parking lot outside a campus dining hall....

An Altercation, Then Gunfire at a La. College

Shooter flees after killing 2 on Grambling State campus

(Newser) - A sheriff's spokesman says two people have been fatally shot on the campus of Louisiana's Grambling State University, and the shooter fled the scene, per the AP . A Lincoln Parish Sheriff's spokesman says detectives are at the scene of the double homicide, assisting campus police. Grambling State...

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...

Police: 2 Dead in Suspected Murder-Suicide at College

'I saw him shooting her three times,' witness says

(Newser) - Two people died Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide at a Texas community college, prompting an active-shooter alert that instructed students and employees to barricade themselves into rooms, the AP reports. It was the second deadly attack on a Texas campus this week. Irving police spokesperson James McLellan said it doesn'...

Injuries Reported After Active Shooter Alert at Ohio State
9 Injured, Suspect Dead
in Ohio State Attack

9 Injured, Suspect Dead in Ohio State Attack

Shelter-in-place warning has been lifted

(Newser) - At least nine people were injured on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus Monday in what was initially labeled an "active shooter" situation, reports the Columbus Dispatch . A suspect is dead, and the school has since sounded the all-clear. "Shelter in Place lifted," reads an...

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