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'Our Peaceful Community is Shaken,' Says Student Government

'Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families in this time of grief.'

The University of Maryland Student Government Association issued the following statement in response to Tuesday morning's murder-suicide in College Park:

Today, we are shocked and saddened by this morning’s horrific news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families in this time of grief. 

We encourage the Terp family to come together at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel for a Community Memorial Gathering so we can begin the healing process.

The Student Government Association hopes that all community members will seek the help he or she needs to cope with this tragedy. Our peaceful community is shaken when such a violent act is committed so close to home. A list of mental health resources can be found here. Specifically, please call the Help Center if you are looking to talk with a fellow student at (301) 314-HELP.

We hope to work in greater collaboration with the University and the city of College Park to make strides towards a safer community. As we learn more, we ask that the University and the city of College Park take every possible measure to prevent a similar tragedy.

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