Murder of Student Stuns Wesleyan U.

May 7, 2009

A Wesleyan University student was shot and killed Wednesday while working at a cafe. The university issued a series of security alerts and asked students to abandon plans to hold a vigil in the student's memory. "There is no reason to believe that the perpetrator of the shooting earlier today is on or near the campus, but we believe that the Wesleyan community could possibly be at risk. We realize that some students want to come together tonight to console each other, but such gatherings are not advisable at this time," said the statement. Claire Potter, a professor of history and American studies at Wesleyan, wrote at her blog, Tenured Radical, about the experience of being on the campus Wednesday as the events transpired.

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