After Campus Shooting Incident, Morgan State University to Build a Security Wall

On October 3, five people, including four students, were shot on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore. The incident occurred outside Murphy Fine Arts Center where a homecoming event choosing Mr. and Miss Morgan State University had taken place.

Ten days later, police identified two suspects in the case. Police arrested a 17-year-old male in Washington, D.C., and issued an attempted murder warrant for another 18-year-old male in connection to this shooting. Neither are Morgan State University students.

As a result of the incident, President David Wilson announced that the university will erect 8,000 feet of fencing that will enclose 90 percent of the Morgan State campus.

“We’re doing this not to keep out our neighbors and community, we’re doing it to keep out the bad actors,” President Wilson said. “We do not want bad actors in our family disrupting our core values. We’re simply extending the security barrier around campus.”

When the fencing project is complete, there will be two to three gates to gain entry or to exit from campus. Security personnel will stationed at each gate valid ID will be required to enter campus.

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