March 30, 2023 - Campus Statement Regarding Nashville Shooting
Dear NHCC Community,
This past Monday, March 27, 2023, the nation witnessed the Covenant School, in Nashville, Tennessee experience one of the deadliest US school shootings since last May’s massacre in Uvalde, Texas, where 21 people were killed. We are exceedingly grieved at this horrific violence that took the lives of three 9-year-olds and three adults.
We mourn the lives of the six victims, 9-year-old students Evelyn Dieckhaus, William Kinney, and Hallie Scruggs, and three adults, Katherine Koonce, Cynthia Peak, and Mike Hill. We send our deepest condolences to their friends and families, in addition to many others in the surrounding communities who are impacted by this loss.
We are committed to healing and stand in solidarity with our Nashville and LGBTQ community, to continue supporting and protecting every member of our community.
As always, please take this time to show compassion and care to those around you and to yourself. Here are a few ways to do that.
- Share community resources with others.
- Connect students with NHCC Counseling Services.
- Access the Employee Assistance Program for personal support 24/7.
Be mindful that those around you may be dealing with fear, anger, and despair. Please take steps to extend compassion and reach out if you need support, and, as always, let us know if you have any questions