UPDATE: Campus buildings and grounds have been cleared with no threat found.
Morris College Shooting – A shooting incident was reported to have happened at Morris College. Sumter Police Department have responded to a report of suspicious activity at Morris College and are currently conducting investigations to ensure there is no danger. According to the information going around on social media, an active shooter was said to be seen at the school.
The Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina is the organization that oversees the operation of Morris College, which is a historically black, coeducational, liberal arts college. Every student at the college will receive individualized attention aimed at fostering their intellectual and personal growth as part of the college’s mission.
The purpose of Morris College is to educate students to the point that they can enter meaningful and fruitful jobs, so improving not only their own lives but also the lives of others and the society into which they will be integrated. That purpose is being effectively carried out across the country by the hundreds of graduates of Morris College, each of whom is consistently making major contributions.
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After a disagreement in a parking lot escalated into violence, three persons were shot on the campus of Xavier University in New Orleans while a graduation ceremony for a nearby high school was taking place. The incident occurred while the ceremony was taking place. More than twenty shots were fired, according to the estimation of one witness, while another witness stated that one of the victims was the grandmother of a person who attended Morris Jeff Community School.
Following the events of Tuesday, one suspect was taken into custody. It is quite unfortunate that we have to go through something like this during a time that is supposed to be filled with happiness, and it is a source of great sadness for us.
This is a developing story… News from SNBC13