Morgan State University has canceled all homecoming activities, events, and classes for the week following a mass shooting on campus Tuesday night that left five injured.
President Dr. David Wilson addressed safety concerns in a letter, announcing that all on-campus activities, including the Lady Bear Volleyball match, the homecoming concert, the silent headphones party, the homecoming pep rally and the homecoming parade have been canceled.
The events that have been postponed include the homecoming football game and the 39th annual gala.
“We unfortunately find ourselves navigating this tragic event during a time at which we should be celebrating our National Treasure during Homecoming,” the letter reads. “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.”
“Regarding Homecoming, 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,” the letter continues.
The shooting victims included four Morgan State University students. Shots were fired shortly after the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Morgan State University as students made their way to the coronation ball.
During a news conference on Wednesday, Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley said that the gunfire was likely the result of a dispute between two groups and that at least three people are believed to have been armed.
A search for suspects is ongoing, and no arrests have been made yet.
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