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Scheuer, a honors student in speech therapy, did not take part in the Vietnam war protests that preceded the shootings. She was shot through the throat when walking from one class to the next. According to the account of Bruce Burkland, Sheuer "was walking with one of her speech and hearing therapy students across the green. Neither Sandy nor the young man had anything to do with the assembly of students on the green, but yet, as an innocent passerby, Sandy was the victim of a confused National Guardsman's rifle."
The shootings led to protests on college campuses throughout the United States, causing hundreds of campuses to close because of both violent and non-violent demonstrations. The Kent State campus remained closed for six weeks. Just five days after the shootings, 100,000 people demonstrated in Washington DC against the war.
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