Published in the March 29, 2017 issue of The Bells
The world is mourning the deaths of five English citizens as a tourist attack occured near Parliament in London, England on Wed. March 22.
At 2:40 p.m., an attacker drove his car onto Westminister Bridge and hit several pedestrians. He then crashed his car near Parliament before attacking a police officer on foot.
The attacker was later shot dead by armed police.
Because the university’s London Studies program is currently hosting several students in London for the semester, social work program director Dr. Isaac Gusukuma, who is currently in London with the students, sent out an e-mail confirming the safety of the students and the professors.
“While the event two days ago at Westminster, London was tragic and disconcerting, I would like to share that all of the students from UMHB, as well as those from Howard Payne University and Hardin Simmons University are safe, unharmed, and doing well,” Gusukuma said in his e-mail. “Additionally, Marilyn and I along with Dr. Nancy Romig from HPU and Dr. Don Taylor and his wife Joy from HSU, are also safe.”
Gusukuma said that the students have returned to their normal schedule, but they are continuing to keep London and the victims in their prayers.