B-CU Campus and Students Reported Safe
April 3, 2015- Daytona Beach, Florida - The Daytona Beach Police Department responded to an early morning shooting in the 300 block of Henry Butts Street. The off-campus incident did result in four B-CU students being injured and taken to the hospital. The students are currently recovering and all parents have been notified. While this unfortunate occurrence did take place off campus, B-CU administrators and the public safety department are proactively involved with this investigation. President Jackson is deeply concerned with the violence within the surrounding communities and will take the necessary steps to quickly address the challenges that pose threats to the safety of the campus and students. "We are proud to be a part of this community. Essentially, it is an extension of our campus. We have a long and rich connection and we want to work together to find healthy alternatives for both our campus and the community," says President Edison O. Jackson.
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Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000. For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.