MOSCOW, Idaho — A candlelight vigil was held at the University of Idaho on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. PT/6 p.m. MT, in remembrance of the four students who were killed at a home near campus in Moscow.
The Moscow community and the school has been reeling from the loss of students Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves, since they were killed on Nov. 13. According to the University of Idaho's website, many students and community members wanted to show support.
"Your thoughts, prayers and concern for the victims, their families and our campus community are greatly appreciated," the website reads.
Although the vigil was initially scheduled to be held outside, strong wind and bitter cold forecasts caused the vigil to be moved indoors. The university planned an hour-long vigil at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, along with other vigils that will be held simultaneously at U of I Boise and U of I Idaho Falls.
Wednesday's vigil can be watched in its entirety below:
The University of Idaho Boise corresponded with Moscow's vigil time, and held its vigil at 6 p.m. MT. The in-person event was held in front of the University of Idaho Water Center at 322 E. Front St., near the corner of Front Street and S. Broadway Avenue at 5 p.m. PST.
U of I Idaho Falls, Idaho State University and the College of Eastern Idaho also held a joint vigil in sync with Moscow on the College of Eastern Idaho campus, in the cafeteria of building three, at 1600 South 25th East, in Idaho Falls.
The university is asking Vandals nationwide to turn on their porchlights in solidarity.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Moscow Police tip line at 208-883-7180 or email email@example.com.
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