TORONTO, March 14, 2014 /CNW/ - York University strongly welcomes the
news that Toronto Police Service has charged a suspect in the March 6
incident in the food court on our Keele campus, in which a firearm was
discharged and two students were injured. The arrest was announced late
this morning in a Toronto Police Service media release.
York Security Services is cooperating with Toronto Police Services in
President Mamdouh Shoukri announced immediately after the incident that
the following actions are being undertaken: York senior officials
continue to be in close contact with TPS to assist in the investigation
and will be meeting with the Police to review the incident and to
provide joint recommendations to enhance campus safety and security;
York Security Services has posted dedicated security staff on site in
the Food Court at the Student Centre; and discussions are being held
with the Student Centre about augmenting security in and around the
Student Centre with video cameras.
These measures are in addition to the substantial measures taken by York
University to improve safety on campus in the last few years.
York University would like to thank the Toronto Police Service for their
quick response to this disturbing incident. As this is an active police
investigation, we would ask media to contact police for any comment.
SOURCE: York University
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