The Ohio National Guard is called in to disperse a rally on May 4, 1970. Shortly after the protest began, guardsmen fired tear gas at the students.
Kent State University News Service

In photos: The Kent State massacre

Updated 12:01 PM ET, Mon May 4, 2020

The Ohio National Guard is called in to disperse a rally on May 4, 1970. Shortly after the protest began, guardsmen fired tear gas at the students.
Kent State University News Service

Four students were killed and nine were injured on May 4, 1970, when the Ohio National Guard fired on Kent State University students during a protest against the Vietnam War. The event sparked a nationwide student strike that forced hundreds of colleges and universities to close.

Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shootings.