The above photo (and another after the jump) shows a classroom at University of South Carolina, tweeted by journalist Jason Cook. The image was taken sometime after “A professor at the University of South Carolina’s public health division was gunned down in a campus building in what authorities say was a murder-suicide that locked down most of the campus for several hours.” thestate.com goes on to report that . . .
Witnesses said the shootings occurred on the fourth floor of the five-story [Arnold School of Public Health] along busy Assembly Street . . .
Dozens of officers converged on the campus, from USC police to U.S. marshals, federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive agents, Richland County deputies and Columbia police joined SLED agents. They shut down several city blocks surrounding the western part of campus.
So the cops took the possibility of an active shooter very seriously. Some students, and the professor leading this class, did not. Apparently, intelligence is not a prerequisite to pursue higher education.