A Message from Dr. Judy Bonner, Interim President
Tuesday, Jul. 17, 10:40 a.m.
To the UA Family:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were injured in the shooting in downtown Tuscaloosa last night. We have learned that three students suffered non life-threatening injuries. Two were treated and released from the hospital, and one is being held for observation.
The Emergency Policy Group convened as soon as we were notified by the city of Tuscaloosa and has been in close contact with Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and UAPD since the incident occurred. Following the shooting, UAPD took precautionary measures in the areas west of campus and offered assistance to the Tuscaloosa Police Department.
Also, the University notified the campus community through UA Alerts text messages and emails as soon as information about the situation became available to University officials.
For those who need assistance coping with the aftermath of the shooting, counseling is available through the UA Counseling Center, 1000 South Lawn Office Building (1101 Jackson Avenue), (205) 348-3863.
The safety and well-being of our students is one of our highest priorities at The University of Alabama. The University will continue to partner with the city of Tuscaloosa, as we work together to provide for the safety of our students, faculty and staff.