Details Sketchy Regarding Shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, California

An unusually limited amount of information has been released regarding a shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, California today. Unconfirmed reports are that a student has shot and killed as many as five other students at the school. We will revisit the incident when more reliable information becomes available.

As I was posting this blog, Oakland Police confirmed that six people had been killed in the incident.

Shootings at colleges and universities have been problematic for decades in the United States, Canada, Australia, as well as in other countries but the media has been intensely focused on them since the deadly shooting at Virginia Tech.

About Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn serves as the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center. The author of 27 books on school safety, Michael’s campus safety work has taken him to 11 countries over the past 34 years.