Valentine’s Day 2018 Marks 10 Years Since NIU Shooting

niu anniversary_1518625993788.jpg.jpg

Wednesday marks 10 years since a shooter opened fire on the Northern Illinois University campus, killing five people and injuring more than a dozen others.

Remembrance events began last Friday, with a candlelight vigil for each of the five students killed, Catalina Garcia, Daniel Parmenter, Gayle Dubowski, Julianna Gehant and Ryanne Mace.

Wednesday, there will be a laying of memorial wreaths and tolling of bells outside of Cole Hall at 3:06 p.m., the exact time of the shooting back on Valentine’s Day 2008.

A reflection walk and first responder recognition are also planned.

At NIU’s student center, items sent to the school from around the world in the days following the shooting are on display.

For a full list of remembrance ceremonies planned, click here.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest News Video

Made in the Stateline

More Made in the Stateline

Education Matters

More Education Matters

Behind the Badge

More Behind the Badge

Stateline Strong

More Stateline Strong

Trending Stories