Pratt Community Reacts With Sadness Over Pa. Shooting Involving Faculty Member

For a school used to getting almost daily alerts about crimes--large and small--around its Clinton Hill campus, word last weekend that longtime Pratt professor Monica Shay was the victim of brutal attack in rural Pennsylvania carried with it a whiff of cruel irony.

"I constantly get emails about shootings, muggings, rapings, things like that," said Lior Ofir, who studies fashion at Pratt, reacting Tuesday to news of the incident. "We're told to be careful of certain areas...but that's close to campus."

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