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Campus Safety Update


As you may be aware, a shooting incident took place earlier today on the campus of Bridgewater College, which is a few miles from James Madison University. An individual has been taken into custody. There are no known active or immediate threats to JMU’s campus. We encourage students to always be vigilant.

JMU Police will continue to be highly visible on campus and the surrounding areas as a precautionary measure.

Please keep those impacted by this incident in your thoughts and take the time to support and check on your peers.

We will work to keep you updated on any developments directly impacting our campus community at

Anyone who sees suspicious activity should always report it to the JMU Police Department at 540-568-6911.

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Published: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

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