UNC gives updates on response to gun violence incidents – local expert gives advice

Thursday, October 26, 2023
Local Reporter

The Town of Chapel Hill was shocked by two recent gun violence incidents on the University of North Carolina campus. The first was a shooting that killed Associate Professor Zijie Yan and prompted a campus and city-wide lockdown. A week later, another incident resulted in another lockdown, with no shots fired. In both cases, suspects are in custody. Consequently, much attention has been drawn to how the assailants moved around campus and could engage their victims without much resistance. The Local Reporter sent an inquiry to the Chancellor’s  office regarding a petition from students and private citizens in late September asking the university to take immediate action to establish clear steps for responding to an active shooter on campus. The petition on now has over 1,491 signatures. 

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