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Trib: UI’s Ho-Hum Shooting Response

You can be reasonably certain when the University of Idaho and Moscow Police will not trigger an alert: When someone fires a gun at a dormitory. When he flees the scene. And when for hours, if not days, nobody knows where he is — or who he is. So it went Sunday. Somebody fired a .45-caliber gun at Targhee Fine Arts Hall, a small dormitory filled with art and architecture students. A bullet crashed through a window, struck a ceiling fixture and then bounced back down into a a cinder block wall. Miraculously, it intercepted no human along the way/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: In light of the murder-suicide involving former assistant professor Ernesto Bustamante, shouldn't the University of Idaho have a better response to shooting situations than this?

Police Air UI Drinking Death Details

According to Moscow Assistant Police Chief David Duke, Miller and a group of friends started drinking about 7 p.m. Friday at C.J.’s. The group took advantage of the establishment’s 7-11 deal, where consumers can drink from a keg cup for $6 with unlimited refills from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The group left about 11:30 p.m. and went to a private residence, where they continued playing drinking games until 2 a.m., Duke said. “At 2 a.m., he began passing out,” Duke said. “His friends kept checking on him until around 4:30 a.m., when they all went to sleep.” Around 8 a.m. Saturday, Miller was found unresponsive and transported via ambulance to Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, where he was later pronounced dead/Lianna Shepherd, UI Argonaut. More here.

Question: How many of you learned about this story and thought (after considering your high school or college days): There but for the grace of God go I?

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