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Montana Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Allowed Guns on Campuses

Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana has vetoed a bill that would have allowed college students to keep firearms in their dormitory rooms with their roommates’ permission, the Associated Press reported. Students can keep hunting weapons on campuses now, but only in special lockers. The measure, House Bill 240, also would have allowed students to carry concealed weapons if they had a permit to do so and would have prohibited university regents from making any campus rules prohibiting guns. The Montana U…


Manhunt for Marathon Bombers Follows Shooting Death of MIT Police Officer

Officials search an area at Massachusetts Institute of Technology following reports of a shooting, Friday, April 19, 2013, in Boston. State police say a campus police officer at the school has died from injuries in a shooting on the campus outside Boston. State police spokesman Dave Procopio says the shooting took place about 10:30 p.m. Thursday outside an MIT building. The injured officer was described as a male but no further information about him was released. The city continues to cope following Monday's explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Officials searched an area at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology early Friday, following reports of a shooting. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

[For more on this story, see this Chronicle article. Last updated: 11:51 a.m.]

The authorities identified the MIT police officer shot dead by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as Sean A. Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass. They said Officer Collier had been found in his car, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, roughly 10 minutes after the police rece…


U. of Iowa Student, Flagged Over Gun Application, Is Killed in Police Shootout

A graduate student at the University of Iowa injured three police officers with a gun before he was killed in a shootout at a mobile home on Sunday, the Associated Press reported. Taleb Salameh, a master’s student in mechanical engineering, was visiting his daughter’s mother, who had previously sought a restraining order against Mr. Salameh, asserting that he had abused her. The police officers arrived at the mobile home after receiving a 911 call. Mr. Salameh died at the scene; the officers wer…


U. of Iowa Shares Data With Local Sheriff on Students Seeking Gun Permits

The University of Iowa has been sharing data on students with local law-enforcement officials who process gun-permit applications, and that information includes some details that are normally kept private, under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, according to the Des Moines Register.

The newspaper reviewed e-mails between the local sheriff’s office and the university, and found that the university provides the sheriff’s office with certain information after the office not…