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Google Map of Campus Shootings

Armed Austin police officer
Image by Caleb Bryant Miller for KUT News
An Austin police officer patrols the University of Texas campus after student Colton Tooley shot himself with an AK-47.

Our friends at Reporting Texas, an internet news site edited by journalism graduate students at the University of Texas, just put together this interactive Google Map of college shootings across America.  It seems particularly timely, given that it's been a little over a month since 19-year-old Colton Tooley brought his AK-47 to the UT-Austin campus. Just last week, a similar panic hit the Texas A&M College Station campus. Luckily, that turned out to be a false alarm.

Here's their map-based view of the history of college shootings in the United States.

View University and College Shootings in a larger map

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.