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One dead, three wounded after shooting at Northern Arizona University

Steven Jones, freshman at Northern Arizona University, shot four male students, killing one, after a confrontation in a parking lot at the university, according to CNN.

Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona, tweeted “#NAUAlert: Reported shooting at NAU Flagstaff campus. Shooter in custody. Mtn View Hall residents stay indoors. More details to follow.” The university released the tweet Friday, Oct. 9, at 2:29 a.m.

Police apprehended the suspect, Steven Jones, a freshman at NAU, according to a statement from NAU News.

“Two separate student groups got into a confrontation,” NAU Police Chief Gregory T. Fowler told reporters at a morning press conference. “The confrontation turned physical, and one of our students, Steven Jones, 18 years old, produced a handgun, and he shot four of our other students. One of our students is deceased, the other three are being treated at the Flagstaff medical center.”

This is one of over 40 school shootings in the year of 2015, according to The New York Times.

'One dead, three wounded after shooting at Northern Arizona University' has 1 comment

  1. October 9, 2015 @ 2:39 pm Russel Choules

    Good article Will. The number of young people becoming involved in criminal activities, and tragic events like this is very troubling. Like many problems in society, I believe much of this issue can be traced back to the family unit and parents inability to teach their children love and respect. I believe that many of the ills of our society would be cured if a greater amount of children were born within the bonds of marriage and reared by a father and a mother in love and righteousness. So what can we do? We can be good examples by raising our families in righteousness. We can also share our beliefs about the importance of the family unit and how the family can be eternal, as well as our testimonies of Christ and His gospel.


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