FSU shooting

Ronny Ahmed
youcaring.com

Florida State University could soon face a lawsuit following a shooting on campus that left one student paralyzed. Ronny Ahmed was shot multiple times by the man who opened fire in Strozier Library on a late night in November 2014. At issue is whether the school was negligent in its security.

The Tallahassee City Commission and Mayor Andrew Gillum have given the Keys to the City to its first responders. Local law enforcement, fire and emergency personnel received the honor Wednesday.

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-ronny-our-fellow-nole/267409

Nearly three months after a gunman opened fire on Florida State University’s campus, one of the people injured is coming back.

Three people were shot by gunman Myron May in November, but Ronny Ahmed was the most seriously injured. He was struck three times and is likely paralyzed from the waist down. He’s being treated at an Atlanta rehabilitation facility. Florida State University President John Thrasher says Ahmed will return to Tallahassee February 15th.

Florida Channel

Florida State University President John Thrasher says his position has not changed since the recent filing of a bill allowing people to open carry on public college and university campuses. It’s the same bill Thrasher helped defeat in 2011 when he was a state senator.

In 2011, the testimony of Dr. Robert Cowie, a friend of Thrasher, also helped derail the bill. Just weeks before, Cowie’s daughter, FSU Student Ashley, had been accidentally shot by a rifle and killed at a frat house.

Florida State University

    

Florida State University students are back in class after a shooting at the campus library injured three people. The tragedy has raised the same question asked after any school shooting – how could this happen? But  at Florida State, It’s also raised a stronger feeling of community and support. 

LHatter / WFSU News

Florida State University is back open—a day after a gunman opened fire at the school’s Strozier Library. As FSU tries to get back to normal, an investigation into the shooting continues.

In the hours after three people were shot at FSU’s Strozier library, people gathered on the campus in a prayer vigils and rallies to show their support for the university. FSU Sophomore Gillian Newman says the shooting has shaken the campus community.

Students gathered on FSU's Landis Green after a shooting at the school's library.
Nick Evans / WFSU News

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo confirmed the identity Thursday afternoon of the suspect in the shooting at Florida State University. 

Tallahassee officials have confirmed Myron May is their suspect in a shooting at Florida State’s main library.  May was shot and killed by police after allegedly firing at officers responding to the scene.  Chief DeLeo says May was a Florida State graduate who returned to the area less than a month ago.

Florida Channel

The Associated Press is reporting the gunman who shot three people at Florida State University Thursday before he was killed may have been a lawyer who graduated from the school.

As the investigation continues, Governor Rick Scott says he expects many unanswered questions will be answered. For now, Scott asked the nation to “Pray for FSU.”

“I can’t imagine the concern that parents have right now all across our nation that have a student here at FSU,” said Scott, at a press conference Thursday.

Students on Florida State's Landis Green.
Nick Evans

Florida State University students gathered for a prayer vigil Thursday morning after a gunman opened fire at the school’s main library.

A long quad called Landis Green stretches out in front of Strozier Library, the site of last night’s shooting.  On most sunny days there are groups of people walking to class or chatting on benches, but today it was a meeting place for hundreds of rattled and mourning students.  Shortly before noon, school officials turned off the fountain for a moment of silence.  Sophomore Gillian Newman says it was a moving tribute.

Tom Flanigan / WFSU News

  Update 11:53 a.m.: From the Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A law enforcement official says the gunman who shot three people at Florida State University before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school.

The official told The Associated Press that the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University's law school. The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to release the name.