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NIU Shooting 'Oddities' --By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org

Secret files reveal NIU killer's past 13 Feb 2009 A former student who killed five people at Northern Illinois University last Valentine's Day had been 'drummed out' of the Army for hiding his psychiatric history and expressed admiration for famous murderers, CNN has learned... Steven Kazmierczak spent three years at Thresholds, a psychiatric center in Chicago, according to psychiatric records in the files. He enlisted in the Army in September 2001 but was discharged the following February for lying on his application about his mental illness, Army records state.

Gunman covered his tracks, cops say --SIM card was removed from his cell phone; hard drive removed from his computer 20 Feb 2008 Police think the graduate student who shot and killed five students last week at Northern Illinois University took steps to thwart investigators trying to figure out why he did it. In addition to removing the hard drive from his laptop computer, Steven Kazmierczak also removed the SIM card -- a key computer chip -- from his cell phone, a police source said.

NIU shooter joined US Army in September 2001 --Kazmierczak later discharged from Army for ''unspecified'' reason 16 Feb 2008 (IL) Peter Rachowsky, a former Elk Grove Village resident, said around their junior year of high school, his [former friend] Steve Kazmierczak began exploring Satanism and white-power movements, leading Kazmierczak's parents to take him to specialists who put him on drugs... After graduating from high school in 1998, Kazmierczak left Elk Grove Village to get treatment for his problems, Rachowsky recalled. Kazmierczak eventually went into the Army in September 2001. But he was discharged in February 2002 for an ''unspecified'' reason, an Army spokesman said. [See: Virginia Tech Shooting 'Oddities' by Lori Price.

'TGSCOM Inc. also operates the Web site used by Seung-Hui [Cho] to purchase a firearm used in the Virginia Tech shootings last April.' Company: Gunman, Virginia Tech shooter used same Web dealer [Why not? They had the same handlers.] 16 Feb 2008 A firearms dealer in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Friday confirmed a bizarre link between the graduate student accused of killing five people at Northern Illinois University and the gunman in last year's deadly shootings at Virginia Tech. A Web site used to buy gun accessories by Steven Kazmierczak is owned by the same company that operates a site patronized by Seung-Hui Cho, the company said. Kazmierczak ordered two 9 mm Glock magazines and a holster for a Glock handgun from the Web site February 4, said a statement released by TGSCOM Inc. He received them February 12, two days before the NIU shootings, it said. "TGSCOM Inc. also operates the Web site used by Seung-Hui [Cho] to purchase a firearm used in the Virginia Tech shootings last April," the statement said.

Gun Dealer Sold to NIU Shooter, Va. Tech Gun 15 Feb 2008 An Internet gun dealer based in Green Bay that sold a weapon to the Virginia Tech shooter last year sold handgun accessories to the man who killed five at Northern Illinois University Thursday. Eric Thompson says that his Web site, thegunsource.com, sold two empty 9 millimeter Glock magazines and a Glock holster to Stephen Kazmierczak on February 4. Thompson's site also sold a handgun to the person [Seung-Hui Cho] who killed 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus last year.

NIU Shooter Spent Time In Psychiatric Center 16 Feb 2008 There's new information tonight about the gunman who went on a shooting rampage at Northern Illinois University. Steve Kazmierczak killed five people in a lecture hall Thursday before killing himself. The 27-year-old graduate student spent time in a Chicago Psychiatric Center [Thresholds-Mary Hill House] after high school. [Right, and then he joined the Army.]

Gunman kills 5 and then himself at Illinois college 15 Feb 2008 A black-clad [MKULTRA] man fired into a lecture hall packed with students at an Illinois university on Thursday, killing five people and wounding 18 before shooting himself dead, police and college officials said. [Notice we're no longer talking about FISA, the Guantanamo Bay kangaroo courts or Bush's approval of torture? Whenever the Bush regime is sitting on a new pile of embarrassing revelations, a Manchurian killer dressed in black shoots up a school, 'then kills self.' The upside for Bush: Another GOP crony gets million$ for the black hole called 'security.']

Who Was the Illinois School Shooter? 15 Feb 2008 Stephen Kazmierczak, the 27-year-old who opened fire on a crowded Northern Illinois University lecture hall, killing five and then himself Thursday, had served as a member of the NIU Academic Criminal Justice Association. Law enforcement authorities told ABC News that Kazmierczak had likely planned the assault on the school for at least five days -- he had bought most of his arsenal, including a 12-gauge shotgun, .22-caliber pistol and a 9 mm pistol, at a gun store in Champaign, Saturday. Another .45-caliber Glock semi-automatic handgun that was found on the scene has also been linked to him. At approximately 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Kazmierczak -- dressed in black and armed with three handguns and a shotgun -- entered an introductory geology class and opened fire.

6 dead in NIU shooting; 4 identified --Ex-graduate student slays 5 before killing himself 15 Feb 2008 A gunman dressed in black stormed into an oceanography class at Northern Illinois University Thursday afternoon and opened fire with a shotgun and two handguns, killing five students and wounding 16 more in a matter of seconds. Then, still on stage, he killed himself, authorities said... NIU Police Chief Donald Grady said the department received a 911 call from inside the auditorium at 3:06 p.m. Police arrived 29 seconds later and found the gunman dead, Grady said. Students "were running through any door they could find to get out," he said.

NIU shooting timeline 14 Feb 2008 3 p.m.: Officers respond to a call of shots fired on campus, according to DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott. 3:07 p.m.: Campus is locked down, according to NIU President John G. Peters. 3:20 p.m.: A message appears on the NIU Web site that reads: "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." 3:50 p.m.: Another message on the NIU Web site says "several people" have been taken away by ambulance. 3:50 p.m.: Three or four victims with head wounds arrive at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. The hospital reports that it expects up to 15 victims. 4 p.m.: Police determine the gunman is dead, according to Peters. 4:10 p.m.: Campus police report that the scene is secure. Only essential personnel should remain on campus.

See also: Virginia Tech Shooting 'Oddities' --By Lori Price

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