Monday, February 15, 2016

NIU Remembers Victims of 2008 Campus Shootings-- Part 1

From the Feb. 14, 2016, Daily Chronicle (DeKalb, Illinois) by Rhonda Gillispie.

The bell tolled at 3:06 p.m. and family members gathered to mark the day that changed their lives forever.  Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker told the Chronicle:  "When I speak with those on campus Feb. 14, 2008, I am stunned by how deeply they still feel the pain of that day.  It was clearly a very dark hour in our history."  (He was not president back then.)

Those students who died in Cole Hall that day:

Gayle Dubowski, 20
Catalina Garcia, 20
Julianna Gehant, 32
Ryane Mace, 19
Daniel Parmenter, 20

(I was glad the article did not mention the name of the murderer.  I do not think the media should ever mention the names of mass murderers.)

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