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Written Friday, October 27, 2023 at 9:50pm

CAMPUS STATUS UPDATE: ALL CLEAR; 9:50 p.m. 10.27.2023

Bates Community - 

We write to report that the shooting suspect has been found dead. This is the official “all clear” message that provides confirmation that the current threat is over. Given this important development, we will not be sending an additional message tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. as indicated earlier.

We continue to emphasize the resources available to students and employees. Students who need support should reach out to Counseling and Psychological Services, the Multifaith Chaplaincy, and/or their Student Support Advisor. For employees, the Employee Assistance Program is available by calling 1-888-238-6232 at any time. You can also find additional critical incident resources on the HR Homepage.

There will be opportunities next week for us to come together as a campus community to reflect and connect. Details about a campus gathering will be shared tomorrow by Brittany Longsdorf, our Multifaith Chaplain.

In community,

Geoffrey Swift