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Kent State / Students Shot / Reactions / Probe #10578

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 05, 1970
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(Studio) Allison Krause put flower in national guardsman's rifle Saturday, killed when guard fired into crowd during Kent State University demonstration; Ohio guard ofr. says shooting can't be justified; campus shocked, silent.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Kent, Ohio) Most students gone as police investigate; sniper reports unconfirmed. [Student ARNIE - says no reason to shoot into crowd.] National guard general says no order to fire given, troops didn't panic; guardsmen disagree; students, guardsmen taunted each other.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Studio) Justice Department investigates incident to find whether students' rights violated, if some crossed state lines to incite riot.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Senator Edmund MUSKIE - urges restraint by all; dissent can't be controlled if power structure isn't.] [Senator John McCLELLAN - defends guardsmen, police; lack training, receive aggravations.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Reporter(s):
Jackson, Gregory;
Smith, Howard K.
Duration:
00:04:30

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