Campus police officer kills unarmed student
10/7/2012: The explanation for Friday night's shooting at the University of South Alabama is still unknown, but it seems likely the student would still be alive if not for the fact that the campus officer was armed. And we've posted before about an earlier campus shooting at the University of Central Florida. A campus officer, in plainclothes, fired a warning shot after being harassed by students during an attempt to curb drinking at a football game. He was then shot and killed by a city policeman who didn't know he was police. Incredibly, the UCF police chief who set up this botched operation was then hired by Jamie Moffitt's predecessor Frances Dyke as UO's interim DPS Director. I'd thought he was the first of four DPS directors in a row to leave UO without explanation, but it turns out the history goes much farther back - see this Oregon Commentator issue from 2000. But I'm sure our administration has all the kinks worked out now.
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