This is a really short article so here it goes…
There are new calls for a task force to be created at NIU to study the school’s response to the shootings on campus. The head of NIU’s Board of Trustees say’s she’ll be asking the school’s president to create the task force later this week. She also thinks the board needs to discuss whether an extensive review of the psychiatric history of gunman, Steven Kazmierczak is worthwhile.
Personally, I think that would be a waste of time and money. A lot of people try to make a comparison between NIU and Virginia Tech. There is no comparison here except that lives were lost on a college campus. At NIU the school did the best job that it could have. Police were at the scene in under a minute if I remember correctly. There’s not a whole lot that could have been done at NIU. Stephen Kazmierczak didn’t even attend NIU anymore so it’s not like he could have tipped off anyone there to his behavior. How could anyone have known what he was planning?
So save the taxpayers some money or use the money for the school’s mental health assistance program.
Sometimes there just aren’t any answers.