Grambling State increases security, adds curfew after Aug. 13 shooting

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Grambling State University(Source: Cody Jennings)
Published: Aug. 14, 2020 at 8:01 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2020 at 12:47 PM CDT
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GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE) - Grambling State University says additional security measures are being implemented on campus following a shooting Thursday night.

A 10 p.m. curfew is among those measures. It is being implemented immediately and will persist until further notice, GSU said in a news release. They said other measures include increased security and access control, which includes mechanisms, stations, and checkpoints.

The changes follow an Aug. 13 shooting on campus, which they said happened around 10 p.m. Shots were fired between Pinchback and Douglass Halls.

A non-student was injured. The injuries were described as non-life-threatening. GSU says the individual is recovering at a local hospital.

Grambling State President Rick Gallot said they are grateful no students were hurt and campus safety is their first priority. GSU said University police were immediately on the scene after the incident and a shelter-in-place order was issued for students via the emergency alert system.

The shooting remains under investigation. If you have information that might be useful to this case, you are asked to call police at (318) 274-2222.

Counseling is also being offered to students. Call (318) 274-3277 for more details.

GSU also thanked local law enforcement for their help, including Grambling City Police, the Lincoln Parrish Sheriff’s Department, and Louisiana State Police. 

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