1. (n) A University in Ohio where a tragic event happened during the Viet Nam War in May 4, 1970, in which four student protestors of the war in Viet Nam were killed, and nine were wounded. The National Guard was sent to the campus after the university's ROTC building was burned down in protest. Over sixty rifle rounds and countless canisters of tear gas were fired at protesters. Some refer to the event in itself as "The Four on the Fourth".
2. (v) Also used as a verb referring to the actions on the day of the event. See going postal
1. "Kent State is a pure example of faulty processes within the nation's military"
2. "I swear, I was about to go Kent State on they ass!"