POLITICS

On May 4, 1970, The Mass Shooter On Campus Was The Government

I’m afraid for student protesters again

Michelle Teheux
Rome Magazine
Published in
5 min readMay 4, 2024

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I was too young to remember the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970. My first knowledge that my own government had opened fire on college students — killing four of them and injuring nine — first came from hearing a song on the radio.

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Michelle Teheux
Rome Magazine

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