‘Tragedy in our community’

The Parkland school shooting on Valentine’s Day prompted a message from President John Kelly.


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Alexander Rodriguez, News Editor

In an email to the FAU community, President John Kelly expressed his grief in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shooting.


“This terrible event hit particularly close to home for many FAU students and staff who call Parkland home,” Kelly said via email.


More than 400 current FAU students had attended the high school, according to Kelly. The FAU Counseling and Psychological Services Center will provide services to students and faculty affected by the shooting.


In addition, FAU authorized extra police officers to patrol the Student Union and Breezeway areas, as well a second officer to the A.D. Henderson School.


“I cannot stress the importance of the “See Something, Say Something” movement in keeping our campuses and community safe,” Kelly said.

The email from President John Kelly sent to FAU students and faculty following the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.


The mass shooting at the high school left 17 people killed and more than a dozen injured. The 19-year-old suspected shooter went before a judge yesterday afternoon and was indicted with 17 counts of premeditated murder.


FAU Democrats will be holding a candlelight vigil Friday Feb. 16 at 6:00 p.m. on the Free Speech Lawn outside the Social Science Building.


Alexander Rodriguez is the news editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet @AARodriguezz93