NAU Students Stopped Shooter, Taking Ben Carson’s Advice


(Weasel Zippers) GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson stirred up controversy with his recent comments related to the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

During a Tuesday interview on “Fox & Friends,” Carson was asked what he would have done had he been in that classroom during the incident:

“I’m glad you asked that question. Because not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me… I would say, ‘Hey guys! Everybody attack him! He may shoot me but he can’t get us all!’”

Well, it appears that a gunman on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff overnight was stopped because of the actions of bystanders.

Around 1:20am Friday, 18-year-old NAU freshman Steven Jones pulled out a gun in a parking lot near a dormitory:

Image credit: Screenshot/Facebook

Image credit: Screenshot/Facebook

After a post-party confrontation between two groups of students, Jones reportedly fired multiple shots, wounding three male students and killing Colin Brough, a junior business major.

All of the victims were members of the Delta Chi Fraternity, but Jones was not.

Top: Colin Brough. Bottm, left to right: . Screenshot/ABC15