Four students were injured in a shooting at a block party Tuesday night outside of the Atlanta University Center.
Two Spelman College students and two Clark Atlanta University students, all of whom are women, were taken to a hospital with injuries ranging from graze wounds to gunshot wounds, according to Atlanta police.
As more details unfold, many parents and students are seeking additional information about the incident as well as counseling services. Take a look at the available resources below.
How can I get more information?
According to the schools, students should stay away from the area as the Atlanta Police Department continues to investigate the crime scene. There is no ongoing threat on the campuses, and no suspects have been arrested.
The Office of Student Affairs at Spelman and Clark Atlanta will continue to provide updates on their sites as soon as they become available.
Where can students find resources?
Students can visit Sisters Chapel, the Counseling Center, Undergraduate Studies, the Health Clinic and residence halls at Spelman College for counseling services, according to a statement from Spelman College.
Faculty members at Clark Atlanta University will also be available to support students affected by the incident.
Students can also send notes or cards to the women shot by emailing Daphne Faison, the executive assistant of Spelman’s student affairs office, at email@example.com.
Additionally, a prayer vigil has been scheduled for later Wednesday on the promenade, a brick walkway that runs in front of the library and continues through Clark Atlanta’s campus.
Where can parents find resources?
Spelman and Clark Atlanta are offering support to parents and families alike.
The American Psychological Association also has general tips for distressing in the aftermath of a shooting:
- Acknowledge your feelings
- Ask for support from loved ones
- Know when to disengage from the news
- Engage in healthy behaviors
- Give yourself time to process your emotions
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