URI Lock Down
Tags: Chafee hall, emergency response, gun violence, Harrington School of Communications and Media, Photographer in ri, providence photographer, providence photojournalist, Rhode Island, school lockdown, University of Rhode Island, URI
The University of Rhode Island experienced a ‘Lock Down’ today when it was thought there was a shooter in Chafee hall. Chafee houses the Journalism department (my people) so naturally I was on the road within seconds of getting the call. Thank goodness it was a false alarm. I did however get into some serious beef with the State, South Kingstown and Campus police for a variety of disputes surrounding my desire to shoot their “crime scene.”
I’ve dealt with plenty of cops and I’ve gotten good at remaining relaxed (because you can’t send with cuffs on) but I figured if I was going to be arrested for doing my job the “Rhode Island Journalism Hall of Fame” was just about the coolest place it could happen.