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  • Armed man arrested at Arkansas State University

    December 10, 2015 2:53 PM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Arkansas State University has lifted nearly all of a lockdown that shut down the school after an armed man drove his truck into the middle of campus. The university says the lockdown has been lifted for all parts of the campus except for the east side of... more »
  • Colleges trying to find ways to deal with racial incidents

    November 29, 2015 1:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - At the University of Missouri, officials were slow to handle racial incidents and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by football players and the resignations of two administrators. But at the University of Oklahoma, the fallout from a racist chant caught on video... more »
  • LSU fraternity temporarily suspended

    November 11, 2015 9:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In a short, to the point statement Wednesday evening, LSU confirmed a fraternity has been suspended temporarily pending the outcome of an investigation that is being kept secret. The investigation surrounds the Sigma Chi fraternity, a university spokesperson said. "LSU placed them on interim suspension... more »
  • 5 stabbed, suspect killed at California college

    November 4, 2015 1:26 PM

    MERCED - Authorities say a suspect stabbed five people on a university campus in central California before police shot and killed him. University of California, Merced, spokeswoman Lorena Anderson said Wednesday that two of the victims were taken by helicopter to hospitals for treatment. She said the three other victims... more »
  • Authorities: 1 killed, 2 wounded in Tennessee State shooting

    October 23, 2015 5:02 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN.- Authorities say one person was killed and two others hospitalized in a shooting at Tennessee State University in Nashville. According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department's verified Twitter account, the fatal shooting Thursday night was apparently prompted by a dispute over a dice game in an outdoor courtyard.... more »
  • 1 dead, 3 wounded in university shooting in Ariz.

    October 9, 2015 7:26 AM

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.- Officials say one person is dead and three others are wounded following an early morning shooting at Northern Arizona University. Police say the shooting began as a fight between two groups. University police chief JT Fowler identified the suspect as 18-year-old Steven Jones. He is believed to be... more »
  • Train hero missed college rampage due to TV show

    October 2, 2015 4:01 PM

    ROSEBURG, Ore. - One of three young Americans who stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train this summer would have been at an Oregon community college where a shooter killed nine people if he had not been rehearsing for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." ABC News reported Friday that... more »
  • Oregon campus shooter identified

    October 1, 2015 10:35 PM

    ROSEBURG, Ore. - Authorities identified the gunman in a deadly campus shooting earlier Thursday as Chris Harper Mercer, 26. Harper was killed in an exchange of gunfire with officers after he opened fire at Umpqua Community College about 180 miles south of Portland. Ten people were killed, including Mercer.... more »
  • Counseling offered after Delta State shooting

    September 15, 2015 12:53 PM

    GREENVILLE - More than 70 students, faculty and staff are attending counseling sessions at Delta State University after one of the school's professors was accused of fatally shooting a colleague on campus. Dr. Richard Houston, the university's director of counseling, said Tuesday that three large counseling sessions will be... more »
  • Planned Daughters of the Confederacy meeting protested

    September 10, 2015 8:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Some LSU students are unhappy that a meeting of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is planned this week at a campus convention center. Students say they plan a demonstration at the Lod Cook Hotel and Conference Center. The United Daughters of the Confederacy was founded in 1894... more »
  • LSU administrators expressed interest in Reveille cuts

    September 9, 2015 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Records show LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander requested a briefing on student media strategy last month after leaders met with Reveille alumni and other interested parties about the future of the campus newspaper. Emails show that university administrators were interested in being kept up-to-speed on ongoing... more »
  • Miss. State student to face charges after threat

    August 27, 2015 11:29 AM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - Authorities at Mississippi State University said no gun was found and no shots fired after a man's arrest in connection with a "credible threat" the university said it received about an active shooter on campus. Police said during an afternoon press conference that Phu-Qui Cong "Bill"... more »
  • Thousands of freshmen move onto LSU's campus on move in day Play Video

    August 19, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Around 3500 freshmen moved onto campus Wednesday. More than six hundred volunteers helped the students get their bags into the dorms. Food and drinks were provided for the students and their families as some of them said their final goodbyes before the start of the semester. "... more »
  • Public meeting set to discuss future of LSU's newspaper

    August 10, 2015 9:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE- LSU students and alumni have been voicing concerns over ongoing discussions about possibly cutting the print schedule of the university's storied Daily Reveille campus newspaper. A public meeting scheduled Aug. 22 will give them a chance to discuss the future of campus media with LSU leaders. Supporters are... more »
  • Baltimore police: 3 dead in shooting near university campus

    July 8, 2015 8:54 AM

    BALTIMORE- Baltimore police say four people have been shot, three fatally, near the University of Maryland, Baltimore, campus. Detective Rashawn Strong said in a statement early Wednesday that officers responded Tuesday night to a shooting reported in a residential neighborhood blocks from the campus near downtown. Strong says officers found... more »
  • Duke: Student has admitted to hanging noose in tree

    April 2, 2015 4:08 PM

    DURHAM, NC - Duke University officials say a student has admitted to hanging a noose in a tree and is no longer on campus. At a news conference Thursday afternoon, school spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said the school would not release the name of the student who admitted to hanging the... more »
  • LSU expanding housing to keep up with demand Play Video

    February 18, 2015 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Residential life says there's a high demand for student housing on campus, so the school will continue to add new dorms. The university turned away 1,000 students three years ago and 500 the year after. LSU Residential Life Executive Director Steve Waller says the numbers... more »
  • Police: 2 dead in murder-suicide on USC campus

    February 5, 2015 1:01 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina law enforcement officials say two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide on the state's flagship university campus. The school said Thursday afternoon that a shooting had occurred at its new School of Public Health, in a busy section of downtown Columbia. State law enforcement... more »
  • Man killed by officer on Centenary College campus

    November 20, 2014 6:44 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Shreveport police continued their investigation Friday into death of a man who pulled a gun on two Centenary College of Louisiana public safety officers. Cpl. Marcus Hines says the unidentified man struggled Thursday evening with the two officers while being escorted off the campus. He says the man... more »
  • Gunman killed after attack on Florida St. campus Play Video

    November 20, 2014 1:55 AM

    TALLAHASSEE, FL - A gunman at Florida State University has been killed by campus officers. Police say at least three people are wounded. A nursing supervisor for Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare confirmed to The Associated Press that the hospital was treating two people for gunshot wounds early Thursday. The supervisor, who... more »
  • Southern University hosts 5k run/walk

    September 21, 2014 8:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University kicked off their centennial and homecoming celebrations with the first "Jags Get Fit 5k Run/Walk Sunday afternoon." The university hosted the event to promote healthy lifestyles among students and employees, all while kicking off the festivities for the coming days. University Officials say... more »
  • Police: Battery at LSU union a hoax

    September 6, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police say a girl lied about a battery on campus some time before kickoff of the LSU game. Capt. Cory Lalonde, LSU police, tells News 2 that the girl accused the man of bumping into her and then grabbing her arm. She later said she... more »
  • Louisiana schools go smoke-free Friday

    July 31, 2014 7:03 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Starting Friday, public colleges and universities in Louisiana will be required to make their campuses smoke-free. Several schools have taken a step beyond that, making their campuses tobacco-free as well, including all of Central Louisiana's colleges and universities. Central Louisiana Technical Community College, Louisiana State University of Alexandria... more »
  • Hospital: 1 dead, 3 injured in university shooting

    June 5, 2014 6:14 PM

    SEATTLE - A Seattle hospital spokeswoman says one man in his 20s has died and a woman is critically injured after a shooting Thursday afternoon on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. Two other people are less seriously hurt. Police say a suspect is in custody. Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman... more »
  • Attempted armed robbery on LSU's campus

    April 10, 2014 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU police are investigating an attempted armed robbery that happened on campus. LSU officials sent out an emergency text to the campus community. According to the text, the attempted robbery happened at the corner of Alaska St. And Aster St. Investigators said the subject was... more »
  • Official: Student brought firearm on campus

    October 31, 2013 9:43 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - School leaders in West Feliciana Parish say a student in their district will face disciplinary action for allegedly bringing a weapon on school grounds. According to Superintendent Hollis Milton, someone alerted staff members Wednesday that a student had an unloaded firearm while participating in an extracurricular... more »
  • Livingston community college on the horizon

    October 30, 2013 7:51 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Officials are moving forward with plans to build a community college in Livingston Parish. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System says officials plan to build a new college and workforce training center that would offer a wide range of programs, including general education, allied health, welding and... more »
  • One injured in shootout near LSU

    October 25, 2013 6:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say two men exchanged gunfire early Friday near an apartment complex on the outskirts of LSU. Officials say the incident happened just after midnight in the 200 block of W. Roosevelt St. The suspect shot the victim, 23-year-old Adonis Forbes, who was taken to... more »
  • At murder trial, key witness forgets details

    October 3, 2013 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Devin Parker testified Thursday that he was with Casey Gathers and Michael Lewis when the they murdered two LSU graduate students. According to Parker, he and the two defendants never discussed a plan to rob or kill anyone before entering the apartment on LSU's campus. Parker... more »
  • Ribbon cutting for BRCC Westside Campus next week

    September 13, 2013 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Community College will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Westside Campus in Plaquemine next week. The new $3.5 million dollar facility will be located at 25250 Tenant Road. It will be over 15,000 square feet and include four classrooms, plus industrial shops,... more »
  • Students swarm LSU for move-in day Play Video

    August 22, 2013 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Around 2,500 students lugged bags, suitcases, and furniture onto the LSU campus today for the official on-campus move-in. The university said most of those students are freshmen, and 700 volunteers including student-athletes are on hand to help them get settled. "We're getting them introduced to... more »
  • Blue tarps used to protect historic LSU maps Play Video

    August 21, 2013 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is looking for $450 million dollars to cover maintenance projects which have been repeatedly put off across the campus, including improvements to the building where historic maps are housed. John Anderson, the director of the Cartographic Information Center, said he has to stay vigilant to... more »
  • LSU gives campus makeover Play Video

    August 16, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at LSU can expect some changes on campus when classes begin. Crews are currently installing new crosswalks and landscaping on Dalrymple Drive that's expected to ease traffic and make it safer for pedestrians. "We're taking the straightaways out, we're putting in angle parking and... more »
  • Law enforcement prepares for school shootings Play Video

    August 2, 2013 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today several law enforcement agencies took part in a training exercise placing a gunman at the LSU Lab School. Officers say a shooter on campus is something no one wants to see, but they have to be prepared for. "There are so many different variables... more »
  • MIT: Campus clear after police officer's shooting

    April 19, 2013 2:33 AM

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Police at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say a suspect in the fatal shooting of an officer is no longer on campus. No arrests have been made in the MIT officer's shooting. The shooter is being sought. But MIT said Friday on its website it's... more »
  • NC A&T lockdown lifted after report of armed man

    April 12, 2013 10:18 AM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina A&T State University has lifted a lockdown imposed after reports of a man with a rifle on campus. The university updated its website Friday afternoon to advise students and staff that the lockdown was no longer in effect. Prior to the lockdown being lifted, A&T... more »
  • More than a dozen hurt in Texas college stabbing

    April 9, 2013 5:21 PM

    CYPRESS, Texas - Authorities have a suspect in custody in today's stabbing attack at a Texas college campus that left more than a dozen people wounded. They say he's a student at the school. They initially believed that there might be a second suspect -- but they now say there... more »
  • LSU president prospect visits campus

    March 21, 2013 10:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dr. King Alexander, the finalist selected for LSU's vacant president's office, started his tour of the university campus today. Alexander is currently president of California State University at Long Beach. A search committee announced him as their finalist for the LSU president's job earlier this week.... more »
  • Delgado to close Covington campus next year

    March 20, 2013 8:57 AM

    COVINGTON- Delgado Community College will close its Covington campus at the end of the spring 2014 semester. School officials say classes will slowly be phased out in the months ahead. The Times-Picayune reports students will be directed to growing course offerings from Delgado's sister institution, Northshore Technical Community College, and... more »
  • Groundbreaking March 21 for new RPCC campus

    March 12, 2013 12:40 PM

    GONZALES - School officials announced plans to break ground on a new Gonzales campus for River Parishes Community College later this month. "This building represents so much more than a bigger facility," said Dr. Joe Ben Welch, chancellor for RPCC. "It's a symbol of the growth of the River... more »
  • All clear given at Zachary High after rumored threat

    February 22, 2013 10:11 AM

    ZACHARY - Law enforcement officials responded to Zachary High School this morning, after rumors surfaced yesterday about a possible threat to the campus. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid says extra officers and East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputies went to the school this morning "out of an abundance of caution,"... more »
  • Texas police seek 2nd suspect in college shooting

    January 24, 2013 5:57 PM

    HOUSTON - Texas authorities are still seeking a second suspect charged after an argument at a Houston-area community college erupted in gunfire that wounded three people. Court documents released Thursday say the Tuesday shooting happened when two men argued after bumping into each other. One suspect was arrested that day,... more »
  • No charges expected against second person in campus gunfire

    January 23, 2013 3:12 PM

    HOUSTON- Authorities say they don't expect to file charges against a 25-year-old man who they say was involved in an argument that escalated into gunfire at a Houston-area community college. The two men who were arguing and a bystander were shot in the incident Tuesday outside the library at the... more »
  • Wounded suspect booked in connection with campus gunfire

    January 23, 2013 10:09 AM

    HOUSTON - One of the people hospitalized after yesterday's shooting on a Texas community college campus has been booked on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Sheriff's officials say Carlton Berry will be arraigned tomorrow. His condition, and the condition of the other person believed to have... more »
  • Four taken to hospitals after campus gunfire

    January 22, 2013 1:11 PM

    HOUSTON - Authorities say the shooting at a Texas community college was the result of an altercation between two people, and at least one was a student. Harris County Sheriff's Maj. Armando Tello says a college maintenance man was injured in the crossfire. Tello says officers were called to the... more »
  • Iberville adds to its school security force

    January 21, 2013 11:38 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- School resource officers will be increased at schools in Iberville Parish. The Sheriff's Department is adding to its force in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut. Experienced deputies are being moved from the patrol division to schools. Additional deputies will be hired to fill the... more »
  • Bastrop HS student arrested with gun on campus

    January 15, 2013 1:09 PM

    BASTROP - Morehouse Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 17-year-old Bastrop High School student who somehow managed to get onto the campus with a 45-caliber, semi-automatic pistol and a loaded magazine on his body. Morehouse Parish Schools Superintendent George Noflin tells The News-Star it was the student's parents who notified... more »

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