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Statement from President Jean Hernandez on SPU shooting


College President Jean Hernandez made the following statement today on the shooting at Seattle Pacific University:

"I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of yesterday's shooting at Seattle Pacific University. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this tragedy, their families, and the entire SPU community.

"All of us in higher education grieve together when an event such as this occurs on a college campus. The fact that the shooter was a former student at our college brings it even closer to home.

"I have reached out to SPU president Daniel Martin since hearing the news and have offered my condolences and any assistance we can provide."