Orlando Colleges Increasing Security on Campus Following Terror Attack
- By Sydny Shepard
- Jun 13, 2016
In response to the Orlando Mass Shooting that killed 49 and injured over 50 more, Orlando colleges are increasing security on campuses.
While there are no specific or credible threats to any of the campuses in the Orlando area, campus safety officials felt it necessary to beef up police presence on campuses and assure students that support services are available.
In a statement made by the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Police Chief Richard Beary and Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Services Maribeth Ehasz said that the UFC community must, “come together as a community and care for one another.”
“At this time, we do not know yet if any of those killed or injured are UCF students or staff or faculty members,” the statement said. “If you have any information about last night’s attack at the Pulse night club, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.”
UFC police will provide a more visible presence on campus over the next few days following the attack, but stressed that no threats had been made toward the campus, according to the statement.
In addition to their work on campus, the UFC police also responded to the Orlando Police Department. “The university stands ready to assist the city and victims however we can help.”
Sydny Shepard is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. She received her BA in Journalism, Public Relations & New Media at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, Security Today and Security Products magazine.