Northern Illinois University sits in a pristine rural setting in northwest Illinois. A couple of hours from Chicago, no one would have predicted the violence that erupted there Thursday. Five students were murdered. The shooter killed himself.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those who perished. We pray for healing for the student body, faculty and administration. We also recognize another loss of innocence and security for ourselves and our nation.
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