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Counseling Available in Wake of Orlando Shooting

A gay club in Orlando was the scene a mass shooting on Sunday. Photo: Orlando Police Department.

In the wake of the nation’s worst mass shooting on Sunday, NC State’s Counseling Center offers free counseling services for students. To make an appointment, visit the center’s website or call 919-515-2423.

Students may also find supportive staff at the GLBT Center in the Talley Student Union.

A gunman killed 49 people during a rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on an evening promoted as “Latin Night.” He was killed by police after a three-hour standoff.

In an unrelated incident hours later, police in Southern California arrested a heavily armed man who reportedly told them he was on his way to one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride celebrations.

Chancellor Randy Woodson posted a letter responding to the tragedy on Monday, calling on faculty, staff and students to stand in solidarity with and support the LGBT community and Hispanic community.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has ordered American and state flags on state property lowered to half-staff through sunset on Thursday in memory of those slain in Orlando.