ATLANTA - The Georgia Tech Campus is hurting, but students said Tuesday they are resilient and ready to heal.
It was a spontaneous student group called Helping Hands at Georgia Tech set up tables and chalk boxes around campus to allow students to express themselves following the violence.
Many students tell us the chaotic images of someone torching police cars and hurling objects is not consistent with the institute's values.
“My first reaction was this is not Georgia Tech. I at no point thought that anything was incited by our student body; we care about the human condition,” said student Maggie Kelley.
“If you are a Georgia Tech Student, a Georgia Tech staff, or Georgia Tech professor, you would know that violence wouldn't give you anything. It is not a solution,” said graduate student Maad Alowaifeer.
“That was the first time, at least for me that I didn't feel safe on campus and I know it was that way for a lot of other people,” said student Charity Tuttle.
The campus police chief declined to speak about recent events on camera, but said safety is a top priority for Georgia Tech Police
Still, several students said until the weekend death of Scout Schultz, officers and students had a good relationship. Many are trying to find a way to get back to that.