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UMES Addresses Students After Weeks Tragedies

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PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- Students and staff at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are uniting in the wake of Saturday's on-campus murder of Edmond St. Clair, 21, and the suicide death of former student Dickson Muiruri. Tuesday, a campus wide meeting was held to address the students of what happened and what services are available to them.

With no suspect in handcuffs, students remain on edge.

WMDT asked acting chief of UMES Public Safety if there was reason to believe the person behind the murder was still on campus. Kenneth Collins says that could be the case.

Investigators say this was an isolated incident, but are tightening security, and remind students to be extra vigilant.

"Travel in groups anything they're walking during the evening hours on campus or in the town of princess Anne," Collins tells us.

Thousands of students came out Tuesday to say these heinous crimes do not define their vibrant campus.

"Unfortunately it has brought us closer together and it's sad that a tragedy has to happen for us to come together and unite as a family," student Reyna Brown tells WMDT.

The campus is stepping in to help students still trying to cope with what has happened. The universities counseling center is open for walk-in appointments, and a hot-line has been set up to assist with students at off hours.

"It's been very difficult for them but we're getting through it we're offering them support," Director of Counseling, Dr. Ron McLean tells us.

Maryland State Police is offering a 2 thousand dollar reward for information leading to an arrest. If you have any information please call crime solvers at 410-548-1776. If you have any questions, UMES has set up a website that will answer them within a 24 hour period. For a link to that site, Click Here.

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