Allison Krause

Allison B. Krause (April 23, 1951 - May 4, 1970) was an honor student at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, when she was shot and killed by the Ohio Army National Guard in the Kent State shootings, while protesting the invasion of Cambodia and the presence of the National Guard on the Kent State campus. The Guardsmen opened fire on a group of unarmed students, killing four of them, at an average distance of about 345 ft (106m). Krause was shot in the left side of her body at about 330 ft (105m) fatally wounding her. A subsequent autopsy found that a single rifle bullet entered and exited her upper left arm, and entered her left lateral chest fragmenting on impact causing massive internal injuries. She died from her injuries later that same day. Altogether, sixty-seven shots were fired by the Guardsmen in 13 seconds. The other students killed in the shootings were Jeffrey Glenn Miller, Sandra Lee Scheuer and William Knox Schroeder. In addition, nine other students were wounded in the gunfire. Just days before Allison Krause was killed, she said "flowers are better than bullets.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 23rd, 1951
Place of birth
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
Date of death
May 4th, 1970 at age of 19
Place of death
Cause of death


1. Kent State University Colleges/University

Kent State University (also known as Kent, Kent State, and KSU) is a public research university located in Kent, Ohio, United States. The university has eight campuses around the Northeast Ohio region with the main campus in Kent being the largest. Other campuses are located in Ashtabula, Burton, East Liverpool, Jackson Township, New Philadelphia, Salem, and Warren, Ohio.

Institution info

Type Public university
2012. 37.6 mil. $
2010. 5.85 mil. $
Institution colors
44242 - Kent, Ohio
2010. 21,178
2009. 19,918
2010. 5,411
Acceptance rate
2012. 83.0 %
2010. 89.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 9.82 K $
2011. 9.35 K $
2010. 9.03 K $
2009. 8.73 K $
2008. 8.43 K $
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People attended Kent State University connected by profession and/or age

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