NASW Maryland Chapter statement on Morgan State University mass shooting

Oct 4, 2023

Morgan State University - Growing the future, leading the world

We woke up this morning to heartbreaking news of yet another mass shooting, this time at our very own Morgan State University (MSU). The National Association of Social Workers Maryland Chapter (NASW Maryland) offers its condolences to the families and friends of the victims, as well as the entire community.

For MSU students in need of assistance, the University Counseling Center is available to provide support by calling 443-885-3130 or online via UWill Counseling Services.

We again implore lawmakers to take immediate action to address the epidemic of gun violence in our nation. According to data from Gun Violence Archive, there have been more than 520 mass shootings in the United States in 2023. Everyone has the right to safely attend events, go to school, and do their job without fear of, or anxiety over becoming a victim of gun violence.

During times like this, it can be difficult to know what to do. NASW has numerous resources available for social workers and supporters of the profession who want to address this problem. We can, and must, do better as a nation, and as social workers it is imperative for us to demand change.

– NASW Maryland Staff & Board