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Students at Northern Illinois University head back to class today for the first time since Steven Kazmierczak opened fire in Cole Hall, killing 5 students and himself. That lecture hall is closed for the rest of the semester. Robert Schneider was teaching theater class in the building next door when word of the shooting came through. In a piece he wrote for the Chicago Tribune he explained the experience of being so close, yet having so little information... of trying to protect his students, yet feeling almost powerless... and of trying to return to life as it was before the killings. Schneider joins us today to talk more about the experience, the memorial services over the weekend, and the first day back at class.