Hampton University
HU Campus Community Comes Together After Shooting Incident
04/28/2009 - #60

Hampton, VA - Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey met with faculty and staff yesterday to discuss the latest developments on the shooting incident on campus on April 26. Harvey recounted the details of the incident and the status of the victims.

“We are grateful there was no loss of life and no students were involved in any way,” said Harvey. “We pray for all those who were shot and the one who allegedly did the shooting.” The night manager of Harkness Hall has been released from the hospital and the two other victims are in stable condition.

Harvey praised the first responders to the scene, including the Harkness Hall dormitory personnel, the Hampton University police, Hampton City Police, Hampton Fire Department, Hampton EMT and Hampton University student affairs personnel. He said that without swift, professional, and effective responses, there could have been a much larger tragedy.

Harvey encouraged attendees to make sure door locks and swipe systems are working properly in their buildings throughout campus and to swiftly report any malfunctions.

Letters to the parents of Hampton University students with information about the incident and security measures on campus were mailed yesterday. A meeting with students was held yesterday at 5 p.m. Students also held a support rally for residents of Harkness Hall. Also the Office of Student Activities is holding a sign-up drive for the emergency messaging system today through Friday, May 1 from noon – 2 p.m. in the Student Center Cyber Lounge.

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