Northern Illinois University shooting

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The Northern Illinois University shooting was a school shooting on February 14, 2008, at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Steven Kazmierczak opened fire with a shotgun and three pistols in a crowd of students on campus. He killed five students and injuring an additional 17 people, before shooting himself.

The school placed the campus on lockdown; students and teachers were told to go to a safe place, take cover, and avoid the scene and all buildings near the scene of the shootings.[1] Six people died in the incident, including the shooter, tying it with the University of Iowa shooting as the fifth-deadliest university shooting in United States history.[2]

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  1. "Six Dead After University Shooting". CityNews. February 14, 2008. Archived from the original on January 12, 2009. Retrieved February 14, 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "FGCU pays tribute to Northern Illinois team". Scott Hotard. Naples News. February 29, 2008. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved April 11, 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)