Spring Fling with French Montana

By: A.Renee

Lincoln University—Some are disappointed but many are excited about French Montana performing for spring fling; but should there be more security this year?

Recently, Montana’s tour bus was shot at in Philadelphia. One person was killed and the other injured. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. on Feb 28,2013 . Montana told investigators he didn’t even know what was happening outside until his entourage told him.

Some students think that the incident should not be a problem.
“I heard that French Montana was not the target, so I feel that the University should not feel unsafe. I think everything will be just fine,” said Gabreilla Monroe, Criminal Justice major.

Chief Larry Woods, director of public safety said that there will be normal concert security, which includes Public Safety Officers.

“In addition we have invited the Pennsylvania State Police and Oxford Borough Police to assist us,” said Woods.

“If Jennings said it was alright for him to come and perform, then I don’t think it is that serious. I’m sure he would not be able to still come if anyone thought any type of safety would be violated,” Deondre Hunter, freshman said.

Students such as Short think that even though Montana wasn’t a part of that incident, he does have a bad record.

“Celebrities say anything just to keep their reputation,” said Theresa Short, senior.
According to NBC10, on Tuesday March 5, police announced they arrested Frank Briggs, 20, for the shooting. Briggs is charged with murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault and other related offenses.

Despite the negativity, students can’t wait to hear French Montana.
French Montana was not an initial artist choice however, the other artists were not available due to scheduling conflicts.

With both Montana and the University’s security, everything should go smooth,Diamond Austin, a senior said.

Spring Fling concert will be April 6 at 7 p.m. The ticket fee is $25 dollars for Lincoln students and off campus guest $35 dollars.

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