Northern Arizona University becomes site of 46th school shooting this year
It happened again last night. This time one person was killed and three injured in a shooting at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
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:
And from those for whom this hits far too close to home: