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University statement on March 15 shooting near campus

Boise State University issued a series of BroncoAlert safety messages to our campus community after a caller contacted Boise Police Department around 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, and reported hearing gunshots near the west side of campus, though not in or near Jade Hall as initially reported. The alerts cautioned anyone near campus to shelter in place while police investigated. Neither the victim nor the suspects identified by police are current students or employees. Anyone who was impacted by this incident is urged to contact counseling services at (208) 426-1459. These services are available to any member of the campus community who wishes to utilize them. 

The university community is saddened by this loss of life and extends heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family and loved ones.

BroncoAlert is a phone and text-based system that allows the university to proactively notify students, faculty and staff when an emergency is taking place on or near campus. BroncoAlert is only used in critical situations. Students, faculty and staff can learn more by logging into their myBoiseState account and selecting “BroncoAlert Preferences.”