Student Dead After ‘Armed Intruder’ Reported at State University

KENNESAW, Ga. – A tragic incident unfolded at Kennesaw State University on Saturday afternoon when a student was fatally shot, prompting a brief lockdown on the campus. Authorities reported the presence of an “armed intruder” shortly after 4 p.m., but within an hour, school officials declared the situation under control.

The lockdown was lifted after a female student was shot near the campus housing area on the south side, according to law enforcement sources. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time.

College spokesperson Tammy DeMel assured the campus community that there is no ongoing threat. However, officials have not confirmed if the detained individual is connected to the initial report of the armed intruder.

In February, nursing student Laken Riley was killed near the intramural fields of the University of Georgia. The suspect, 26-year-old Jose Antonio Ibarra, is currently facing charges including murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault with intent to rape, and kidnapping.

As investigations continue into the latest campus shooting, the Kennesaw State University community mourns the loss of one of their own. The incident highlights the ongoing concerns surrounding campus safety and the need for greater awareness and prevention measures.