Students, staff mourn loss of WSU student killed in shooting

Oregon District Shooting

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – 22-year-old Megan Betts was a Wright State student, studying Earth and Environmental Science. Monday, the university held a vigil in her honor.

The seats were full in the Student Union and people gathered around the overlook on the floor above. Friends, colleagues, and professors were there, and even if students and faculty did not know her personally, the shooting has affected everyone.

The faculty at Wright State continues to learn more and more about students who were impacted by the shooting.

“We know that we had several students from Wright State who were in the Oregon District and were actually celebrating the end of internships. A number of them were connected with the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance which is led by our faculty member Dr. Karen Wonders.

Nicholas Cumer was not a student at Wright State, but he was a part of that group of interns. Two other interns were also injured in the shooting.

Now, Student Body President Ivan Mallett is preparing to help students as they begin the new school year.

“Mental health is definitely something that we want to focus on this year, to make sure that our students are aware of all the resources that are available to them. To make sure people aren’t afraid to ask for help who need it,” he said.

Robert Rando, Director of Counseling and Wellness Services, is meeting with Ivan this week to discuss what they can do to improve mental health on campus. Rando says Student Health Services will be open and ready to help as students come back to campus.

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