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Campus life goes on after murder-suicide at University of South Carolina

By JEFFREY COLLINS
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The University of South Carolina didn't cancel classes or lock down campus even as it sent emergency text alerts of a shooting on campus.

Authorities say Thursday's shooting at the School of Public Health in downtown Columbia was a murder-suicide and there was never a threat of a shooter roaming campus.

The State Law Enforcement Division still isn't saying who was involved - whether it was a student, professor or someone else, or if the shooting happened in an office or a classroom.

Some students sent pictures out on social media of classes continuing Thursday. At least one of them showed a table used to block a door.

School officials told professors not to penalize students who failed to show up for afternoon classes, even if they missed exams.

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