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Four separate homicides in 10 days at colleges

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Several tragic incidents have occurred on U.S. college campuses, including the deaths of four individuals in Kentucky, Georgia, and Colorado within a span of 10 days.

The incidents involved murders and arrests, with details emerging about the victims and suspects.

“There are no words strong enough to mend the broken hearts of this family right now. We are all truly in shock at the abrupt and unexpected loss of Josiah and we are asking for an abundance of prayers for them as they grapple with this devastating tragedy,” one GoFundMe page read.

The affected universities have taken steps to enhance campus safety, such as implementing new security measures.

“Laken’s adoration for caring went beyond her goal of becoming a nurse and allowed her to be an extraordinary nanny for two young children. Her smile was extremely infectious and spread to others everywhere she went,” Riley’s obituary states. “She was devoted to serving the Lord. She was always involved with her church, Woodstock City Church. Her love for spreading God’s word led her to attend countless mission trips. Her love for the Lord was exemplified in every aspect of her life.”

“Laken was an amazing daughter, sister, friend and an overall extraordinary person,” it read.

“Mr. Jordan threatened Knopp and told him that he would ‘kill him’ and there would be consequences if Mr. Jordan was asked to take out the trash again,” the affidavit states.

Concerns remain among parents, students, and the community regarding the need for further improvements to ensure student safety.

“Why are there no police patrolling the campus on foot, on horseback or on trolleys? Why are there not secure transportation/escorts to move students from classrooms to parking lots, especially during testing when exams are scheduled at NIGHTS?” Marlene Clark wrote. “Why are so many of the streets so dark? THIS IS A COLLEGE TOWN! Why are there so many unattended empty lots and vacant buildings on or close to campus? My daughter’s parking requires her to walk past a run down garage with questionable activities.”

“Those who knew Laken are suffering and scared.”

“Those who knew Laken are suffering and scared, the parents of children who had to go back today are suffering along with them and scared. I do not trust this arrest as no motive was given. It seems like the lowest hanging fruit was selected to shut us up,” she wrote.

“Almost ignoring their repeated pleas for assistance,” one Facebook user wrote. “You further failed the remaining students by allowing them to assemble on campus, knowing an armed and dangerous person was still on the loose and whereabouts unknown. By the grace of God, police found the suspect hours before the assembly. When apprehended, he was found to be in possession of a fully loaded assault rifle and handgun, a couple miles from the school. Shameful.”

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