According to reports, there was a confrontation, and a student — who has been identified as 18-year-old freshman Steven Jones — pulled out a gun and shot four people around 1:20 a.m. outside a residence hall on campus.
The circumstances around this incident are markedly different from those at Umpqua Community College just a week ago, but it’s chilling nonetheless when these incidents happen at places where we send our children to learn. A school shooting is defined as an event “when a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented by the press or confirmed through further inquiries with law enforcement,” and the numbers are startling.
Other details about the victims and circumstances are unknown, but here's a roundup of reactions and what's being reported on social media.
People are simply fed up:
Guess we're not sending the kids to the US. Northern Arizona University Shooting Becomes 46th at a School This Year http://t.co/XZVuyeAmSV— CVS (@chuvaness) October 9, 2015
Facts still sketchy on #NAUShooting except for this one: WTF seriously?— Frere-Jones Type (@frerejones) October 9, 2015
And from those for whom this hits far too close to home:
Horrifying #NAUShooting at my son's dorm. So grateful he's okay. Prayers to victims and families. Info at 928-523-0007— Kelli Butler (@KelliButlerAZ) October 9, 2015
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