Statement from Chancellor William H. McRaven on UT Austin tragedy

AUSTIN—Today, we are dealing with an unspeakable tragedy. A student's life was taken, and three more were hurt on the University of Texas at Austin campus. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the student who was killed, and we will continue to pray for those who are wounded. I am very grateful to law enforcement who brought the suspect into custody within minutes of the initial attack, no doubt saving lives and preventing further violence.  I also want to commend President Greg Fenves and his team for their professionalism and compassion in handling this very difficult situation.

I stand with President Fenves in saying we will continue to do everything within our power to protect the lives of  students, faculty and staff and all our campus community members.

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