The campus was placed on lockdown and students were kept away from the area, according to Peach. It is possible that students might have heard the gunshot, she said, but no students are believed to have witnessed what happened.
The shooting took place at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday near the campus. Lamar High was placed on lockdown as a precaution, and nearby St. John’s School was also placed on lockout.
Federal grants will help improve the security of Massachusetts campuses.
The money will be used to employ more school resource officers, safety staff and mental health counseling.
Extra public safety officers have been assigned to patrol on campus, and Muhlenberg Township police have supplied additional patrol cars and officers to patrol during the evening, night and early morning.
The University of Utah announced Friday two investigations into its safety and police procedures following the murder of a student on campus in October.
An undergraduate CWRU student was shot near the campus on Saturday at about 8 p.m. The victim remained in stable condition as of Sunday evening, according to university officials.
Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, is increasing its safety and security protocols by increasing law enforcement presence on campus after the third robbery near campus in the past month.
During “Stop the Bleed” training, participants learn to dress fake gashes and bullet wounds, as well as use tourniquets. The goal is to be able to stop bleeding and begin to take care of significant wounds in an emergency before paramedics arrive on the scene.