Association of Research Libraries
Research Library Issues 289 — 2016
FSU community comes together for a Gathering of Unity, November 20, 2014.
Photo credit: Matthew Paskert/FSView.
The Counseling Center held an open meeting in the afternoon to help the
university community understand their reactions to the crisis and how to
care for themselves, and to inform them of resources available to them.
Michelle was on the program. It was packed with people who were upset
but seemed reassured by the quick response of the university. Although
it was diﬃcult for her, Michelle thanked everyone for their support and
expressed gratitude that the community had come together in such a
At the several press conferences that occurred throughout the day, more
details emerged. We learned the identity of the victims. Most grievously
injured was an engineering student, hospitalized with multiple gunshot
wounds and probably paralyzed. Nathan Scott, our employee, was in the
hospital awaiting surgery to his leg. Aside from them and the student
who was grazed by a bullet, and of course the shooter himself, no one else
was hurt, even though hundreds of students had been in the line of ﬁre
for those few crucial minutes.