Morgan State University has officially canceled homecoming for the first time in history following the mass shooting that recently happened on campus.
“On behalf of our entire Morgan community including our Board of Regents, my administrative team, faculty and staff, we extend our thoughts and prayers to those students injured in this heinous act of violence. Their care and recovery are a top priority,” the HBCU’s President David K. Wilson began in a statement Wednesday (Oct. 4). “Today, we unfortunately find ourselves navigating this tragic event during a time at which we should be celebrating our National Treasure during Homecoming. Please understand that the safety of our campus is of the utmost importance and our resolve in ensuring that we have a secure campus is paramount. In response to last evening’s events, we are aggressively increasing security measures on campus, further amplifying additional security measures that have been implemented in recent years.”
He continued, “Regrettably, for the very first time in Morgan’s history, all activities planned around homecoming will be either canceled or postponed until the perpetrator(s) of this atrocity have been found and brought to justice. Canceled activities include: The Homecoming Concert, Silent Headphones Party, Homecoming Pep Rally, Homecoming Parade and all other on campus events including our Lady Bear Volleyball match. Activities associated with Homecoming that have been postponed include: The Homecoming Football Game, The MSU 39th Annual Homecoming Gala.”
Wilson added, “In the abundance of sensitivity for the emotional wellbeing of the campus community, we have also decided to cancel all classes and activities for the remainder of the week and will implement campus-wide programming geared towards the health and welfare of our university community. We strongly believe that this moment calls for reflection, thus allowing our students, faculty and staff the opportunity to focus on their mental wellness.”
As previously reported by REVOLT, five people were injured in a mass shooting that happened during a homecoming week celebration at the Baltimore college Tuesday (Oct. 3) night. The police department has released a video of four unidentified people described as persons of interest in connection with the shooting and is currently seeking the public’s help in identifying them.
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