Around the industry: One staff member killed in shooting at community college

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  • Connecticut: Wesleyan University has expelled two students out of five total arrested in connection with illegal drug use that hospitalized several students in February. The other three students are currently suspended, say officials. In a letter to students, Wesleyan's VP of student affairs announced the launch of a task force to look at drug policy and education on campus (Rondinone, Hartford Courant, 4/13).
  • New York: Officials at Hamilton College locked down the campus for hours after someone called Monday morning with a bomb threat. A search uncovered a suspicious package within a building on campus. However, a scan revealed that the object was not a bomb. Other reports claimed that a shooter was active on campus, but police say the reports were unfounded (Dowty, Post-Standard, 4/13; McMahon, Post-Standard, 4/13).
  • North Carolina: A former student of Wayne Community College shot and killed an employee of the college Monday morning, say local police. According to officials, Kenneth Morgan Stancil III entered the campus learning center around 8:00 a.m. EDT and shot the print shop director, Ron Lane. Stancil was arrested on a beach in Florida early Tuesday morning. Officials have not announced a motive (Sims, WRAL, 4/14).


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