27 student-related shootings tinge image of four Black colleges over weekend

Shooting incidents at four historically Black institutions have caught the nation’s attention as the uptick in student-related violence at some HBCUs causes concern.

In the last week, two shooting incidents on the campus of Grambling State University, and others involving students of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Jackson State University, and Southern University have been reported on CNN and other national media as well as more than a million social media posts.

Grambling University President Rick Gallot says there is a growing climate of violence in the nation symbolized by the January 6th violent encounters at the U.S. Capital in Washington D.C.

Gallot says it’s a problem beyond the control of any human hands, but will take the intervention of God to prevent it, in spite of all of the security efforts that universities are using to protect students.

While GSU was the focus of last weekend’s university student-related shootings, there were others reported for the same weekend.

Two dead, 11 wounded – Arkansas

In after-game events, students of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff were involved in shooting incidents over the weekend.

According to police in Pine Bluff, the shootings…

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