Crises on campus: Is Kent State prepared?

Christina Suttles

Two years ago, members of the Chardon community were rattled when one of their own confidently strutted through his school’s front door and indiscriminately fired 10 rounds of ammunition from a .22 caliber handgun into the cafeteria. The incident only lasted minutes, but the damage for some lasted a lifetime. Three students were killed and three others were injured. While Chardon High School reflects during a vigil commemorating the anniversary, thousands of schools throughout the United States are working to avert a similar disaster. Officials at Kent State believe they’re on the cutting edge of this aversion.