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Steven Kazmierczak

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  • Timeline: Deadly Mass Killings

    A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed 26 people, including 20 children, on Friday. It is among the world's worst mass shootings. Here is a look at some others: The...
  • NIU remembers mass shooting

    NIU remembers mass shooting
    The pain of the loss persists, but the legacies of five Northern Illinois University students fatally shot on Valentine's Day in 2008 have an even greater resonance. A bell tolled Thursday as nearly 500 people solemnly stood on a wind-swept plaza at 3:...
  • Stress in trauma's wake: Genes play a major role

    Stress in trauma's wake: Genes play a major role
    Ten years after terrorists hijacked four American jetliners and killed nearly 3,000 people, there's growing evidence that people with a previous history of depression, or who have been traumatized before, are far more vulnerable to developing post-...
  • NIU gunman reportedly tried to kill self 4 times

    Steven Kazmierczak struggled mightily with mental illnesses, attempted suicide at least four times and was fascinated by the shooters of students at Virginia Tech and Columbine High School, a new magazine article says. But nothing in the investigative...
  • Emotional struggles detailed in essays

    Well before his murderous rampage at Northern Illinois University, Steven Kazmierczak described himself as a victim who had overcome hard times. In graduate school applications, reviewed exclusively by the Chicago Tribune, Kazmierczak wrote that his...
  • 'We hold in our hearts those that we lost'

    Pain lingered just beneath the surface on the second anniversary of the DeKalb shootings that killed five Northern Illinois University students. But members of the NIU community seemed determined to both remember and move forward Sunday, as family,...
  • Deeds of kindness after evil

    The postcards started arriving last week, and every day Kate Braser tapes a few more on the windows of her office in the Campus Life building at Northern Illinois University. "I filled up my sister's car with gas.""My roommate was feeling down so I...
  • Father says shooting motives a mystery

    Four days before he terrorized Northern Illinois University, Steven Kazmierczak spoke with his father, who lives in Florida, about the future and made plans for him to visit in April. In his first interview since the NIU tragedy, Robert Kazmierczak...
  • Gun dealer wants weapons on campus

    Gun dealer wants weapons on campus
    Online gun dealer Eric Thompson can't recall exactly what he was doing when he learned that one of his customers had just killed five students in a college geology class. He knows what flashed through his mind, though: Not again. Ten months earlier,...