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Operating status normal

posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:10 AM by Mark Anderson

Wake Forest University is operating normally. Please visit Wake Ready for emergency preparedness information.

This message will remain in place until the University's operating status changes.

Test of Wake Alert system

posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:03 AM by Mark Anderson

This is a test of the Wake Forest University Alert System. This is only a test. No action is required.

Operating status normal

posted Jan 23, 2018, 10:03 AM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 PM ]

Wake Forest University is operating normally. Please visit Wake Ready for emergency preparedness information.

Updates on the on-campus shooting from Jan. 20 can be viewed here.

This message will remain in place until the University's operating status changes.

Investigation into campus shooting remains active

posted Jan 20, 2018, 2:03 PM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Jan 20, 2018, 2:13 PM ]

From the Winston-Salem Police Department: The investigation into the murder of Najee Ali Baker has remained active and ongoing by detectives with the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Authorities continue to gather evidence and interview witnesses as part of that investigation.

At this time, authorities are not releasing any additional details regarding this active investigation. Subsequent media updates will be published by investigators with the Winston-Salem Police Department as information becomes available.  

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336.773.7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.

Emergency situation over

posted Jan 20, 2018, 3:39 AM by Mark Anderson   [ updated Jan 20, 2018, 3:44 AM ]

The emergency situation at Wake Forest is now over. The investigation continues. Updates will be posted to Inside WFU as appropriate.

Letter to campus from President Hatch

posted Jan 20, 2018, 3:38 AM by Mark Anderson

Dear Wake Forest Community,


At approximately 1 a.m. this morning, Najee Ali Baker, a student at Winston-Salem State University, was shot during an altercation at a party on campus in The Barn. I am deeply saddened to report that the student later succumbed to his injuries. My thoughts and prayers this morning are with the student’s family, friends and classmates, as well as our Wake Forest community.


The Winston-Salem Police Department is leading the investigation with support from Wake Forest Police. Police have no reason to believe that the shooter remained on campus. The investigation is still in the early stages. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Winston-Salem Police at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.


Several students from Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University attended the event, and officials from both universities are working together to support students impacted by the incident.


There is no greater priority than the safety of our campus community, and this incident is troubling and unsettling for all of us. Police are increasing security and patrols on campus and in the surrounding area.


Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain's Office at 336-758-5210. For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.


I am grateful for the partnership of Winston-Salem State University and the Winston-Salem Police Department, and all of the staff from several campus departments that responded in the early morning hours.


Sincerely,


Nathan O. Hatch

President

Police continue to investigate shooting

posted Jan 20, 2018, 2:29 AM by Mark Anderson

Winston-Salem Police and Wake Forest University Police are investigating a shooting at The Barn on campus that occurred around 1 a.m. Jan. 20 in which a person was injured and taken to a hospital. Police do not believe the suspect in the shooting remained on campus.

 

Police have increased patrols of the campus and nearby areas.

 

The Wake Forest campus is open.

 

No one is permitted to come to The Barn area. Residents of Palmer and Piccolo should go to the University Police Department in Alumni Hall if they are trying to return to their residence hall.

 

Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of those on our campus. Updates will appear on this website as soon as possible.

Police do not believe suspect on campus at this time

posted Jan 20, 2018, 12:17 AM by Mark Anderson

Winston-Salem Police and University Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting at The Barn tonight.  Police do not believe the suspect is on campus.

 

The shooting occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20.

 

Police have increased patrols of the campus and nearby areas.

 

A shooting victim has been taken to the hospital. Students off campus may return to campus now. No one is permitted to come to The Barn area. Residents of Palmer and Piccolo should go to the University Police Department in Alumni Hall if they are trying to return to their residence hall.

 

Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of those on our campus. Updates will appear on this website as soon as possible.

Police continue search for suspect in shooting

posted Jan 19, 2018, 11:49 PM by Mark Anderson

Police continue to search for a suspect in a shooting at The Barn tonight. Police are on the scene. A shooting victim has been taken to the hospital. Students off campus may return to campus now. No one is permitted to come to The Barn area. Residents of Palmer and Piccolo should go to the University Police Department in Alumni Hall if they are trying to return to their residence hall.


Winston-Salem Police and University Police are increasing patrols of the campus and campus area. Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of those on our campus. Updates will appear on this website as soon as possible.


Police seeking suspect in shooting at The Barn

posted Jan 19, 2018, 11:27 PM by Mark Anderson

Police are searching for a suspect in a shooting at The Barn tonight on campus. Police are on the scene. Stay in place until further notice. If you are off campus, stay away. Police are responding. Our first priority is to ensure the health and safety of those on our campus. Updates will appear on this site as soon as possible.

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