NIU Releases Report on 2008 Shooting

NIU has released a comprehensive report on the 2008 deadly shootings.

It details how police and the university responded to the shootings that left five students dead at Cole Hall. WIFR will be sitting down with NIU Universtity President John Peters to talk about the report and where the the school will go from here.

We have posted a link below to view the full report.

Associated Press Report:

A major report on Northern Illinois University's deadly 2008 campus shooting suggests the gunman may have been motivated in part by anger at the school for academic changes.

Former NIU student Steven Kazmierczak (kaz-MUR'-chek) opened fire in a geology class on Feb. 14, 2008, killing five students before fatally shooting himself.

The 322-page report NIU released Thursday says Kazmierczak was a bright student, praised by professors for his studies in criminology. But it says he may have been angered by what he felt was a de-emphasis of that field.

The report says his sense of resentment may have been all the greater because he may have viewed NIU as "surrogate family."

Kazmierczak left NIU in 2007 before completing a master's degree program.

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  • by chelsea on Mar 18, 2010 at 01:52 PM
    Wow, maybe this comment box should come with a spell checker...
  • by gary Location: rockford on Mar 17, 2010 at 04:07 AM
    it seems wonce it happens there is a string of them going parent of a daughter going to niu along with other parents we send our childeren off for a edcuation. hopeing they wil be a positive part of our sure the niu police staff ect, will continue to grow from this terrible trama. anyone who is cought with a wepon or even talking about doing such thing should be aressted and prosucuted to te fulliest and lets make examples out of them.
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