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.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 9, 2015
Other details about the victims and circumstances are unknown, but here’s a roundup of reactions and what’s being reported on social media.
— Brett Rosenblatt (@BrettR23) October 9, 2015
People are simply fed up:
Facts still sketchy on #NAUShooting except for this one: WTF seriously?
— Frere-Jones Type (@frerejones) October 9, 2015
— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) October 9, 2015
And from those for whom this hits far too close to home:
— NAU (@NAU) October 9, 2015
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