security guard

Double Shooting at a Florida University Prompts Parents, Students to Ask For More Security

Parents want more safety measures after a deadly double shooting at Florida Memorial University over the weekend.

After two men were shot and killed Saturday at Florida Memorial University, students and parents are asking for more safety measures.

Police said the men got into an argument and then shot at each other at a party on campus.

“We just heard shots and everybody just running,” said student Jermiah George to WSVN.

CBS Miami said police have not said if the two men were students. However, students told the news outlet one of them was and they believe there was a third person with a gun.

The fact that an armed non-student could have possibly got on the campus has caused some parents to worry.

“But you let someone on campus who’s not a student with a weapon?” the aunt of a student questioned.

In September the university was the site of another shooting; nobody was injured.

However, students told CBS Miami they do not feel like the university has done anything to enhance security since that shooting.

“To help our students, faculty, and staff cope with this tragedy, grief counselors are available through the Student Development Center. Effective immediately, multiple group discussions will be held daily,” a FMU statement read.

About the Author

Sherelle Black is a Content Editor for the Infrastructure Solutions Group at 1105 Media.


  • Expanding Mobile Access Credentials

    The new academic year is now kicking into high gear at colleges and universities, and on many campuses, students were welcomed this fall with the added convenience and security of mobile access credentials. It is a trend that has become more of an expectation than a surprise in the world of higher education as the demand for advancements in electronic access control (EAC) like mobile credentials continues to grow. Read Now

  • New York School District Selects AtlasIED’s IPX Technology for Modernization Initiative

    The North Syracuse Central School District (NSCSD), a K-12 public school district in Central New York state, serves the communities of North Syracuse, Clay, Cicero, Bridgeport, and Mattydale. With 11 elementary, middle, and high schools, the district covers almost 90 square miles and has 7,792 students and approximately 700 teachers. With some of its school buildings over 60 years old, the district needed to renovate many of them, some more urgently than others. As part of the process, district administrators and staff reevaluated all infrastructure elements and their approach to campus safety, selecting AtlasIED IPX technology to modernize their intercom, audio announcements, and emergency communications systems. Read Now