New security measures at Morgan State: Will they work?

Friday, April 05, 2024
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Morgan State University has been increasing security measures to prevent violence on campus since the shooting on Oct. 3 in which five people were injured, causing cancellation of classes and homecoming events. There has been talk of installing more cameras and hiring additional security personnel. There’s also the idea of extending the preexisting security barrier around the university. While these options may sound promising, the question is: Will they work? In his annual town hall meeting, Morgan State president David K. Wilson spent significant time explaining how the additional fencing would work. “We are now exploring as a goal to enclose 90% of the campus in order to eliminate unfettered access,” he said. “We are simply, if you will, extending around the campus our ‘Morgan Wall’.” 

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