Opinion: Wingate’s lack of emergency planning during the school lockdown

Ryan McKeel, Staff Writer Shortly before Spring Break, Wingate University was put on lockdown on what was supposed to be just a normal Monday. In the middle of the day, law enforcement responded to a report of a shooting on Jerome Street south of US 74 across from the Wingate campus. Members of the Wingate community were shocked to learn that while campus safety did … Continue reading Opinion: Wingate’s lack of emergency planning during the school lockdown

Wingate makes changes to the safety protocol in reaction to the campus lockdown

Mariah Anderson, Staff Writer “Wingate University has issued immediate lock-down procedures for the main campus. Please lock all doors and windows and await further instruction.” With this 11:35 a.m. text, Wingate University instituted a lockdown on Monday, February 26, 2018. Rumors of an active shooter on campus caused students in the dining hall to race to their dorms since they had no place to hide … Continue reading Wingate makes changes to the safety protocol in reaction to the campus lockdown

Homicide across from campus causes schoolwide lockdown

Keyana Daye, Staff Writer Wingate students started their Monday afternoon just like any other until the sound of a siren was played from the bell tower. A lockdown had begun. Earlier that morning the Union County law enforcement had responded to a report of a shooting on Jerome Street, which is across from Wingate University. Once Campus Safety was notified, the University Crisis Management Team … Continue reading Homicide across from campus causes schoolwide lockdown