UNCC Honoring Fallen Students at Graduation

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is holding graduation ceremonies for almost 5,000 students just 10 days after a gunman stormed a classroom and killed two people while wounding four others.

On Friday, UNCC graduates students from its business, architecture and health careers colleges. Graduation for the university's education, computing, engineering and liberal arts colleges is Saturday.

The University of North Carolina-Charlotte is beefing up security for graduation ceremonies this weekend after tragedy struck the campus last week.

Graduation is a big moment, which is why UNCC’s chancellor Phil Dubois said he wants the ceremonies to go well, especially after the university went through so much sorrow last week following the classroom shootings and deaths of two students, Riley Howell and Reed Parlier.

Dubois said a moment of silence is planned to recognize the two students.

“We are going to try and acknowledge the injuries to our students and the deaths of Reed and Riley,” Dubois said. “At the same time, we want to appropriately acknowledge the 4,800 graduate and undergraduate students.”

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