Site Of NIU Shooting Will Be Demolished

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Dekalb, Ill. (AP) -- There are mixed reactions on the campus of Northern Illinois University to news that the building where a gunman killed five students, then himself, will be demolished and replaced.

The school says Cole Hall will be replaced with a state-of-the-art general classroom building to be named Memorial Hall.

One freshman, who favors keeping the building says, “Some people can't stand to look at it” while others “see it as a memorial as it is.”

Another student calls it “a trophy of a tragic, destructive event” and says “nobody wants to be reminded of it.”

NIU resumed classes Monday after closing campus for more than a week. The school has established a memorial scholarship fund in honor of the students who died.

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