These days, it’s just about everyone’s worst nightmare on a college campus: a school shooting. This became reality on October 27 at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, where two young students were shot and killed, and a third student was shot in the leg and released. The campus was locked down, and all Monday classes were canceled.
For anyone who’s ever spent time around a college campus, news like this really hits home. Although colleges and universities are making extra efforts to become more secure, especially after the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, the fact is that making a space as large and as open as a college campus completely secure is a difficult feat. Let’s all hope that the killers are found quickly and that the University of Central Arkansas can find some peace.