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U.S. National Guardsmen firing a tear gas barrage into a crowd of demonstrators at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, May 4, 1970.

U.S. National Guardsmen firing a tear gas barrage into a crowd of demonstrators at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, May 4, 1970.

Sandra "Sandy" Scheuer, August 11, 1949 - May 4, 1970, was a student at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, when she was killed by Ohio National Guardsmen in the Kent State shootings.  Scheuer, born in Youngstown, Ohio, was an honors student in speech therapy. She was a graduate of Boardman High School. She did not take part in the Vietnam War protests that preceded the shootings.

Sandra "Sandy" Scheuer, August 11, 1949 - May 4, 1970, was a student at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, when she was killed by Ohio National Guardsmen in the Kent State shootings. Scheuer, born in Youngstown, Ohio, was an honors student in speech therapy. She was a graduate of Boardman High School. She did not take part in the Vietnam War protests that preceded the shootings.

Kent State: Coming of age 40 years after May 4, 1970 shootings ...

Kent State: Coming of age 40 years after May 4, 1970 shootings that stunned America

The Kent State shootings—also known as the Kent State massacre—occurred at Kent State University in the city of Kent, Ohio, & involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on  May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds in 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis. Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia which Pres. Nixon had recently announced.

The Kent State shootings—also known as the Kent State massacre—occurred at Kent State University in the city of Kent, Ohio, & involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds in 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis. Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia which Pres. Nixon had recently announced.

MASSACRE AT KENT STATE...Viet Nam war protesters, most students at Kent State, fired on by Ohio National Guard, 4 killed and many injured, some severely.

MASSACRE AT KENT STATE...Viet Nam war protesters, most students at Kent State, fired on by Ohio National Guard, 4 killed and many injured, some severely.

John Silo's Pulitzer Prize winning photo of the Kent State shootings...Ohio, 1970

John Silo's Pulitzer Prize winning photo of the Kent State shootings...Ohio, 1970

09 May 1970, Washington, DC, USA. More than 100,000 students stand in and around the Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC, demonstrating against the recent violence used to breakup a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University. Four Kent State students were killed, and many others injured, when members of the National Guard fired tear gas and rifles into crowds of student demonstrators protesting the Nixon administration's expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia.

09 May 1970, Washington, DC, USA. More than 100,000 students stand in and around the Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC, demonstrating against the recent violence used to breakup a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University. Four Kent State students were killed, and many others injured, when members of the National Guard fired tear gas and rifles into crowds of student demonstrators protesting the Nixon administration's expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia.

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