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University Statement on Jacksonville Shooting


Katie Lawson , 301-405-4622


The alleged shooter in the August 26, 2018 Jacksonville, FL, shooting was previously a University of Maryland student enrolled beginning in September 2014. David Katz was not registered for classes as of 8/26/2018 and did not live on campus. His major was Environmental Science and Technology.

University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh said today:

“Our community grieves for the families of those who lost their lives in yesterday’s horrific shooting in Jacksonville. When our community was directly impacted by the shooting in Annapolis this summer, I said that more than silent reflection is needed to end the epidemic of gun violence in our country, and I will say that again today. The alleged shooter was previously enrolled here and was not registered for classes this semester. I encourage anyone at our university with relevant information to reach out to law enforcement to aid in the investigation happening in Florida.”

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