FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) — A group of students at Miles College organized a peace walk after a shooting that occurred off campus Monday night. Students say the walk was to promote awareness on student safety and consistency with campus police.
“We came together to have a silent protest. A peaceful protest. In stance for all of the violence that’s going on around our campus. We feel as though we are not secure, we feel as though security is not doing a good enough job of protecting us. Two students were shot a few days ago and we don’t know whether it was on campus or off campus because they never make these things clear to us,” Miles College junior Lydia Walker said.
Tuesday, the school clarified the shooting happened in a parking lot that is behind a dorm, but technically off the Miles College campus.
Students involved in the protest wanted to be clear they are not trying to tarnish the school’s name while protesting, they are simply trying to make it better for future generations.
“We love Miles College, we’re not trying to bash our school. We just want change and this is the only way we can go about it,” said Walker.