NIU is providing live updates, including hotline numbers for parents, on it’s web site:

3:50 p.m.
It has been confirmed that there has been a shooting on campus and several people have been taken away by ambulance. All classses are cancelled on the DeKalb campus. People are urged not to come to campus. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

3:40 p.m.
All classes on the DeKalb campus are cancelled for tonight.

3:20 p.m.
There has been a report of a possible gunman on campus. Get to a safe area and take precautions until given the all clear. Avoid the King Commons and all buildings in that vicinity.


  1. JLA

    It seems their live updates have stopped about the same time that CNN started reporting actual fatalities besides the gunman who shot himself. CNN says 5 dead currently including the gunman. More may not make it since some are in critical condition. Makes me scared to go to school tomorrow.

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