NIU To Hold "Huskies for Hokies" Vigil

April 15, 2008

(AP) Northern Illinois University has announced plans for a candlelight vigil to mark the first anniversary of the shootings at Virginia Tech that left 33 people dead.

The Illinois campus said it will have the "Huskies for Hokies" vigil on Wednesday night. NIU President John Peters plans brief comments. NIU said it wants to show the same support that the Virginia Tech campus showed when a student opened fire in a Dekalb classroom on February 14th, killing five students and himself.

NIU officials say Virginia Tech counselors and students traveled to Illinois after the deadly Dekalb shootings and more than 1,000 students at the Blacksburg, Virginia, campus had a candlelight vigil for NIU.

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