Rename the Kennedy Building at UNCC to the Riley Howell Building

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On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, we experienced the saddest day in our school's history. An active shooter opened fire in a classroom, killing two and injuring four others. A disgusting tragedy, carried out for no reason in a classroom, a safe space. Riley Howell was in that classroom. Riley showed incredible courage and tackled the shooter, preventing him from reloading his weapon and potentially killing more students. Riley was shot during this heroic act, and sadly lost his life. But he saved so many others. I dont want the Kennedy Building to be remembered forever as the place where this tragedy happened, but it will carry that with it forever. Let's honor the hero Riley Howell by renaming the building in his honor. Surely if donating money to the school is enough to have a building renamed after you, giving your life for the university's students is more than a good enough reason. We will never forget. But we will also always remember the sacrifice Riley made. Charlotte STRONG.