Boise State University held vigil in honor of University of Idaho students

Posted at 11:31 AM, Nov 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-18 18:53:10-05

BOISE, IDAHO — Boise State University held a candlelight vigil Thursday, in honor of the four University of Idaho students killed in what police believe to be a 'targeted attack.'

The vigil, organized in part by Associated Students of Boise State University and the Boise State Dean of Students, took place at the 'B' south of the campus administration building.

The ceremony, which brought hundreds of people, started at 5:30. Before the ceremony, a memorial site was set up at the 'B', where pictures of the victims and flowers were set up. Candles were given out for the vigil and were lit throughout the entire ceremony.

The vigil offered a moment of silence, student speakers, and counseling services for any member of the community, provided by Boise State Health Services.

After the ceremony, Idaho News 6 spoke to the Boise State Student Body President, Adam Jones. He helped organize the ceremony he says the large turnout reflects how close Boise State students feel to the tragedy.

“It says that we’re all one community," Jones said. "We’re all one Idaho. We’re 300 miles away from Moscow, but clearly, their presence is still felt here tonight. We all come together when we need each other and tonight we all need each other.”

Jones told Idaho News 6 that the Student Body might plan more events in the future if they feel the need to continue to grieve.