NIU To Mark 6th Anniversary Of Deadly Shootings

By: AP
By: AP

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Northern Illinois University will mark next week's sixth anniversary of a campus shooting that killed five students with a moment of reflection and a bell-ringing.

The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports the school will ring five bells next Friday.

School president Doug Baker says the DeKalb university "is committed to remembering and honoring the spirit" of those who were killed on Feb. 14, 2008.

That's when a former student opened fire in a lecture hall, killing five and injuring others. The gunman also died.

Last year, Gov. 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 will also announce the recipients of a memorial scholarship.

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