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SC State University Student Apprehended in Response to Campus Shooting Reports

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SC State University Student Arrested After Shooting Reports

Orangeburg, South Carolina – A South Carolina State University (SCSU) sophomore was apprehended on February 6th in response to gunfire reports triggering an hour-long lockdown on the Orangeburg campus. The student, Rolando J. Ifill, 19, of Charleston, has been charged with carrying a firearm on school property according to a university statement.

Immediate Response

Upon receipt of reports alleging gunfire in an academic building, the SCSU campus police “immediately subdued the suspected shooter in a foot chase,” stated the university release. However, detailed information about the shooting incident cannot be given out as of yet, clarified a university spokesperson. Fortunately, no casualties were reported in connection with this worrying event.

Injured in Panic

A conflicting report from Claflin University, which is located close to SCSU, stated that a SCSU student, who sought refuge in Claflin’s dining hall, experienced “minor injuries” due to shattered glass; but is “safe and receiving care.” Claflin University also had to impose a lockdown on February 6th as a precautionary measure.

“I want to reassure you that the safety of our students, faculty, and staff remains our highest priority,” expressed Claflin University’s President Dwaun Warmack. He further elaborated, “Our rapid response and the measures we have implemented are part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment.”

Developing Story

This sobering incident brings attention to the necessity of stringent gun control measures and security regulations within the educational institutions to ensure the safety of young students. The authorities are conducting thorough investigations and the story is still developing.

About SC State University

SC State University is a historically black university in South Carolina that is known for its robust educational programs in diverse fields. As an institution that has been growing exponentially, SCSU recognizes the need to keep up with adequate and secure campus facilities that assure the safety of its students and staff. Amid the unexpected incident and the arrest of one of its students, SCSU remains committed to its endeavor of delivering quality education in a safe environment.


SC State University Student Apprehended in Response to Campus Shooting Reports

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