WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Parents in western Mass. are concerned about the safety of their children in colleges, especially after a mass shooting in Oregon where a gunman killed at least 10 people.
Marie Raheb of West Springfield told 22News her goddaughter started attending a local college this fall. She said college campuses should not only increase their security, but offer psychiatric resources to their students.
“They should have a plan when something like that happens. You know, how to watch the kids and if anybody has any psychological problems, they should take that into consideration,” said Raheb.
UMass Amherst held a mock active shooter session with local and campus police earlier this year to make sure they’re prepared to handle any threat to their students.