Classes Resume at NIU

Students at Northern Illinois University say they'll try to move on, but it could be a while before things return to normal.

Classes resumed Monday, 11 days after a campus gunmen killed five students, then himself.

One senior, Kristen Bortolotti, said the memories of the shooting could be the biggest roadblock to recovery.

Another student, Jonathan Brock, said he's ready to try to get back to a normal routine.

But biology major Dan Beno says he doesn't think it's going to happen this semester "for a lot of people."

Faculty members didn't quite know what to expect, but say they're prepared for the students to continue to grieve, with volunteer counselors available in each classroom at the school. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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