Morehouse President, John Silvanus Wilson Jr. believes the rally was timely in light of the recent violent events taking place in Atlanta as well as across the country.
“If the students don’t feel safe, they don’t learn,” Wilson said.
Wilson hopes university administrators all over the country will take action to make sure students feel safe on campus.
Campus police was alerted of another campus incident outside the shooting.
Another student had his iPhone snatched from his hand Saturday afternoon. When the victim tried to chase the robber, several of the suspect’s friends attacked the victim.
“They roughed him up and then fled the scene,” said Atlanta Police Department spokesman Gregory Lyon said.
The victim suffered cuts and bruises from the chase.