Incident Summary:

02/23/2015: Assailants set fire to two Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) vans at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, United States. There were no reported casualties, although both vehicles were damaged in the attack. Anarchists claimed responsibility for the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
Specific Description Vans
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Anarchists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Arson suspected in ROTC van burnings at Ohio university," Associated Press, February 24, 2015.
"Kent State ROTC vans set on fire; cadets ordered to dress as civilians," Washington Times, February 25, 2015.
"Military Vans Torched, Cadets Ordered Not to Wear Uniforms on Campus (USA)," 325, February 27, 2015.