Morgan Kesler saw police cars lined up on Fayetteville Street in front of N.C. Central University, when she pulled up in her car after a trip to grab food.
A police officer told her to go inside immediately, she said. A stray bullet had hit a window at Benjamin Ruffin Residence Hall after gunshots broke out earlier that night.
Kesler, a senior studying political science, is used to hearing shots on the block but said there seem to be more of them this year.
“The recent spike in crime has been very surprising,” she said. “I’ve lived on campus all four years. So this is the first time I can say I’ve honestly felt like we were in the middle of danger.”
After recent incidents in and around campus, Chancellor Johnson Akinleye, Kevin Holloway, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and students will speak to the City Council on Thursday