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NIU Marks Shootings

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 07:26:34 CST
By: AP

Northern Illinois University is marking the sixth anniversary of a campus shooting that killed five students with a bell-ringing. The school will ring five bells at 3:06 this afternoon to remember those who were killed on February 14, 2008. That's when a former student opened fire in a lecture hall, killing five and injuring more than a dozen others. The gunman also died. Last year Governor Pat Quinn attended a special memorial wreath-laying ceremony to mark the fifth anniversary of the shooting. Administrators say this year's event will be more subdued and only include the bell-ringing. The school is also announcing recipients of a memorial scholarship worth $4,000.

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