Every day this week a shooting, lockdown or scare jolted five campuses across the nation.
The lockout, which was lifted several hours later, prevented anyone from entering or leaving the school but classes remained in session.
3) Wednesday: A reported shooting at the
2) Tuesday: At
1) Monday: At Widener University, a small college near Philadelphia, a student was shot and injured Monday evening near the campus athletic center.
University spokesman Dan Hanson told the Los Angeles Times in an email that "all indications are that this was not a random act of violence."
Over the last year, high schools, middle schools and even elementary schools have been crime scenes. Many students who arrive at college campuses today are familiar with lockdown drills, Times staff writers Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce reported.
Under federal law, police must notify campus communities of possible threats, sometimes before investigators have time to learn whether the threats are credible.