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University spokesman Eric Mansfield prepares to give a press conference in Franklin Hall on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The press conference was held to update the media on the events unfolding on campus during the night of the campus lockdown.

KSU police, community reflect on emergency response

Katherine Schaeffer April 10, 2014

On Wednesday, April 2, Kent State ordered a campus-wide lockdown when a shot was fired in front of Bowman Hall. At first, the origin of the gunshot — fired during a heated domestic dispute — was unclear....

See the full timeline in Timeline: Shot fired on Kent Campus, Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Campus officials, witnesses detail lockdown events after student fires shot

Madeleine Winer April 4, 2014

Nicole Lozier was 5 feet away from the domestic dispute in the parking lot of Bowman Hall that sent campus into a three-hour lockdown on Wednesday.Quavaugntay Tyler, a 24-year-old freshman criminology...

Flash Alerts System Text Messages Sent Out During the Lockdown

Flash Alerts misinformation causes confusion during gun incident

Emily Mills April 4, 2014

Kent State’s Flash Alerts system sent out conflicting reports about the shooting incident in front of Bowman Hall Wednesday night.A “shelter in place” advisory for Kent’s main campus was put in...

Freshman public relation major Kate Schwanke was on the first floor of Olson Hall when a shot was fired outside of Bowman Hall. Olson is the residence hall directly across the Esplanade from Bowman.

Olson Hall residents shelter in place after shooting

Martin Harp April 4, 2014

Kent State students are still in shock after a gun was fired outside Bowman Hall on Wednesday. Some students were closer to the event than they wanted to be. Residents from Olson Hall, which is directly...

Savanna Mccarthy, a freshman student in Traci Williams Black Images class at Kent State University participates in a discussion on how the gun shot on campus last night was handled on April 3, 2014.

Students express concerns about racial profiling in release of suspect description

Kara Taylor April 3, 2014

Trey Walker and his friend, both black men, were en route to their residence hall briefly after the lockdown was lifted across campus Wednesday night. He told his friend to remove his hood so they were...

USG member’s post sparks controversy

Emily Mills April 3, 2014

Eric Dyne, a candidate for director of student advancement for Kent State’s Undergraduate Student Government, faced backlash on social media Wednesday night when he posted a Facebook status following...

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Opinion: Lockdown survival guide

Neville Hardman April 3, 2014

Wednesday night sparked anxiety and suspense across campus as a gun was shot into the ground near Bowman Hall and the Business Administration building. While there were no injuries to anyone but the shooter,...

Our View: Police act quickly; alert system lags behind

DKS Editors April 3, 2014

On Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m., a student shot a 9 mm Ruger gun during a dispute with two female students in a parking lot near Bowman Hall. After fleeing with a gunshot wound to his left hand from...

Guest columnist: What if it were me?

Bruce Walton April 3, 2014

Like many students, I was pretty scared when some friends and I heard a piercing beeping over the intercom in the library followed by a voice instructing us that a shot was fired near Bowman Hall. I was...

Kent State reaction to shooting shared through social media

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Kent State freshman Quavaugntay Tyler, 24, is in custody. He has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon.

UPDATE: Suspect in jail following Wednesday’s shooting

Madeleine Winer April 3, 2014

Editor's note: This story has been updated from its original version to reflect the most recent information.The suspect involved in Wednesday night's shooting outside Bowman Hall is being held at Robinson...

Kent State to provide update on shooting at 11 a.m. press conference

Madeleine Winer April 3, 2014

Kent State will host a press conference to provide an update on the shooting that happened outside Bowman Hall Wednesday night.Kent State President Lester A. Lefton, Kent State Police Chief John Peach...

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