We invite you to share condolences for Gayle Dubowski, a 20-year-old sophomore from Carol Stream, who was killed in the Northern Illinois University shooting in DeKalb, Illinois, on February 14, 2008.
Dubowski, 20, of Carol Stream, was a sophomore at NIU. "She was a good person with a big heart," said a friend, Kelly Cavanaugh, who met her at the DeKalb Church of Christ.
Dubowski graduated from Glenbard North High School in 2006 where she sang in the choir, said Principal John Mensik. Teachers were in tears Friday morning when they heard the news, Mensik said.
"She worked as a teacher's aide for some of the teachers," the principal said. "She was a very positive student. ... She touched people."
Amanda Kent, 21, a fellow NIU student, said she was in Dubowski's second year Russian class and saw her Thursday before the shooting.
"She was very sweet. She was sort of shy, but always had a smile on her face," Kent said.
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