On September 8 at around 9 a.m., students and faculty of UH Mānoa received an alarming email alerting them about an armed person possibly heading to the college campus. Despite this, UH did not call for a lock-down or evacuation, and the day continued normally.
The email alert provided helpful information such as a description of the suspect’s vehicle and other helpful tips; however, some students felt that more could have been done to ensure their safety. While the email alert was sent out to inform students of a possible situation and police were on the scene, it only makes sense that students will worry for their well-being.
Unfortunately, the number of school shootings has increased over the last few years. According to Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, there were 64 school related shootings last year alone; 31 of those took place on college or university campuses. Dangerous situations can occur at any time and at any place, so it’s best to be prepared. Read more >>
(Photo and Story provided by: Gavin Arucan – Kapi‘o Staff)