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At the University of North Carolina, two shootings 30 years apart show how much has changed

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University Fatal Shooting Double ExposureFILE - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill first-year students Lucas Moore, left, and Katie Fiore embrace, Aug. 29, 2023, in Chapel Hill, N.C., following a shooting earlier in the week that left a faculty member dead on the university's campus. Two shooting 30 years apart at the University of North Carolina show how much has changed. Some alumni who remember a deadly shooting in 1995 now have children enrolled at their alma mater in Chapel Hill, where an associate professor was shot to death Aug. 28. In some ways, the era of campus shootings has come full circle though there have been vast changes in the way information spreads. (Kaitlin McKeown/The News & Observer via AP, File)
September 14, 2023

Three decades ago, as a University of North Carolina student, he covered a deadly shooting for the school newspaper. Last month, as a journalism professor at the same school, Ryan Thornburg kept his students safe during a lockdown — after another shooting.

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