Tuskegee Student Shot

April 13, 2015 11 By Michael

TUSKEGEE (Cascade Publishing)

Tuskegee students protests the arrogance and lack of transparency of university President Brian Johnson

Tuskegee students protests the arrogance and lack of transparency of university President Brian Johnson

According to several parents who have students attending Tuskegee University, a Tuskegee student was shot in the leg over the weekend. The name of the student has not been released, but it is believed that the student is from the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Anonymous sources inside the Tuskegee City Police Department said, “the student was shot while attending a hip-hop concert in the Daniel “Chappie” James Center.” However, the City of Tuskegee has left the investigation of the incident up to the Tuskegee University Police Department. A call to the university’s Chief of Police, Patrick Mardis, seeking information about the shooting was not returned by publication time. Also, messages left with the president’s office and the public information office were not returned.

Last month Tuskegee students demonstrated during a visit to the campus by the board of trustees. They demanded that the Board fire President Brian Johnson due to a lack of concern for the safety and well being of students among other campus issues.

Students at Tuskegee University protesting conditions at the university. They have demanded the resignation of President Johnson and the entire Board of Trustees. Photo Credits: Cascade Publishing House

Students at Tuskegee University protesting conditions at the university. They have demanded the resignation of President Johnson and the entire Board of Trustees. Photo Credits: Cascade Publishing

The students objected to efforts to construct a security fence around Grey Columns, the antebellum mansion, which serves as the president’s residence, while the campus lacks sufficient lighting and other security measures to keep students safe while on campus.

The board elected to ignore the student concerns.

Students were enjoying the hip-hop beats of Young Thug when several fights broke out, then a single shot rang out in the venue, according to sources inside the concert.

Young Thug is an up and coming musical talent from Atlanta, Georgia.

“He’s got a mouth full of gold, a lip piercing, and a septum piercing. He wears nail polish and tight t-shirts,” according to Complex.Com. His lyrics feature four-lettered words beginning with “F” and some beginning with  “S.” He  sings about using drugs and “eating pudding.”

Several graduates of the university contacted Cascade Publishing questioning the administration’s decision to allow a hip-hop artist with Young Thug’s penchant for negative and destructive lyrics to come onto campus.

Tuskegee University hip-hop quoting President Brian Johnson letting it all hang out with twenty-something year old coeds.

Tuskegee University hip-hop quoting President Brian Johnson letting it all hang out with twenty-something year old coeds. Photo Credits President Brian Johnson

One university employee stated “it was no surprise for Young Thug to be allowed on campus because President Johnson regularly quotes the lyrics of hip-hop artists in his daily social media postings.”

Parents of current students are questioning how a student could attend a hip-hop concert on campus and not be checked for weapons before entering the concert venue.

When officials at the university return our telephone calls we will update this report.

 

Harold Michael Harvey, is the author of the legal thriller “Paper Puzzle,” and “Justice in the Round: Essays on the American Jury System,” available at Amazon and at haroldmichaelharvey.com. He can be contacted at hmharvey@haroldmichaelharvey.com