Kent State University Shooting Timeline

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Timeline: 1970 - Kent State University Shooting On May 1, 1970, students at Kent State University were protesting President Nixon’s orders to bomb Cambodia. The protest gradually got out of hand, students were throwing bottles and rocks at police officers and lighting bonfires. On May 2, Ohio National Guard was ordered to Kent State to help maintain order. When the National Guard arrived, they discovered that the students had set the Reserve Officer Training Corps building on fire. On May 4, the National Guard fired tear gas at the students during a rally. Eventually, the soldiers open fire, killing 4 students and injuring 9 other students. The tragic event was heard about all across the U.S., sparking even more protests. 1971 - Mayday Protests…show more content…
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