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Resources available for Morgan State students in wake of campus shooting

Morgan State University President David Wilson speaks at a news conference after a shooting on campus, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, in Baltimore. Multiple people were wounded, none critically, in a shooting that interrupted a homecoming week celebration at the university in Baltimore on Tuesday and prompted an hourslong lockdown of the historically Black college. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)
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Morgan State University President David Wilson speaks at a news conference after a shooting on campus, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, in Baltimore. Multiple people were wounded, none critically, in a shooting that interrupted a homecoming week celebration at the university in Baltimore on Tuesday and prompted an hourslong lockdown of the historically Black college. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson)

Food, shelter, relocation assistance and mental health support are available for students in need following Tuesday’s on campus shooting.

Raven Roberts, News Editor for The MSU Spokesman

In the wake of the shooting that occurred Tuesday evening on Morgan State University’s campus, the school’s administration, students and local organizations are seeking ways to support the community.

“Our prayers are with our students who suffered injuries, and their loved ones.,” University President David Wilson wrote in an email to students Wednesday morning.

Wednesday’s classes were canceled “in the abundance of sensitivity for your emotional wellbeing,” according to Kevin Banks, vice president of student affairs, in a newsletter to students.

Students seeking support are urged to contact the Division of Student Affairs at 800-422-0009 and/or the University Counseling Center at 443-885-3130.

The Counseling Center is located in Holmes Hall room 326. They have also made their services available in the University Student Center Bear Cave lounge on Wednesday to support students in need. Additionally, 24-hour virtual support is available at UWill Counseling Services.

In a student newsletter, Banks encouraged students to complete a Student Concern Report Form if they are concerned for another student’s wellbeing. “A member of our Care Support Team will reach out to the student for a wellness check.”

Morgan’s Food Resource Center is offering food to students in need in Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management room 213. They are also providing an area for students to shelter in place and games to help students destress.

Local hotels opened their doors to Morgan students on Tuesday evening, an effort organized by several Morgan students including Yasmine Bryant, senior political science student and founder of Students Against Sexual Harassment and Assault (SASHA).

Students seeking shelter should contact Yasmine Bryant or Juston Armstrong at their Morgan email.

“We have currently run out of space and are working hard to get in touch with other hotels to provide accommodations for the students,” Bryant said

Let’s Thrive Baltimore, a local anti-violence group and Molock Cares LLC, a local mental health organization, are on campus to aid students in need of temporary relocation assistance.

The Bloom Collective, a perinatal space in Baltimore, is opening its doors to ‘Morgan State University students who need a space to reprieve,” according to a statement shared on their Instagram story.

“We will provide community, food, movies and games. We can also aid in transportation to and from Bloom,” the statement continued.

The Bloom Collective can be reached at 443-461-4990.

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