Gov. DeSantis puts $1 million to bolster security at EWU in wake of ‘racially-motivated’ shooting

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday announced the state is putting an additional $1 million toward increasing security on the campus of Edward Waters University.

The announcement comes following the “racially-motivated” shooting that is being called a hate crime by the FBI at a Dollar General on Kings Road on Saturday.

The shooter, who was carrying an AR-15-style rifle that had swastikas drawn on it, was seen on Edward Waters University’s campus moments before gunfire erupted.

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“We are not going to allow our HBCUs to be targeted by these people,” DeSantis said during a Monday news conference.

DeSantis said the Florida Department of Law Enforcement was on the campus Monday and evaluating security for infrastructure.

DeSantis also added that the state is putting $100,000 from Volunteer Florida toward a charity supporting the victims of the shooting.

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