Two lockdowns in 16 days leave students and others anxious and angry

UNC campus and community members gather for a candlelight vigil in memory of Dr. Zijie Yan at the Dean E. Smith Center August 30, (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

After Professor Zijie Yan was shot, UNC’s campus went on lockdown for several hours until the suspect was arrested.

Then, this week – 16 days after the shooting – the campus was ordered into lockdown again, when a man allegedly pulled out a gun in the student union. Nobody was hurt, and no shots were fired in that case.

All this has come amid the regular stress of starting a school year – new students arriving on campus, people getting to know their dormmates and getting used to their classes. We talked with students and others about what they’re feeling.

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