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Shameka Kelley

Indianapolis, Indiana

Dear Editor:

This letter is in reference to the number of articles written about the homecoming concert held by Lincoln University.

It is disheartening to know that Lincoln refuses to take ownership in the problems ensued during the event. Hundreds of current and former Lincoln students, including myself (2015), stood outside for over an hour, some two hours, waiting to enter the concert. The line extended from the front of Jason Gym beyond the parking lot.

Despite there being multiple entrances at Jason Gym, the organizers only utilized one door and two metal detectors to flow and monitor more than 2,000 concertgoers into the building. A slew of photo and video evidence shows that less than a fourth of intended concertgoers were permitted into the building. Lincoln, without explanation, ceased admittance to the concert, resulting in the patrons, who waited hours to enter, to become erratic. This is not an attempt to justify the crowd's action, but for Lincoln to admit they were unequipped and unprepared for an event of this caliber.

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