WACO, Texas (BP)–Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno will not speak at Baylor University as originally scheduled, according to university spokesman Larry Brumley.
The university announced this morning that Reno and the Baylor officials mutually agreed to cancel her speech as a result of the recent attacks on the United States this morning in New York and Washington.
Brumley said the decision was not based on campus security issues.
“We don’t think it would be appropriate for her to speak at this time, and there are no plans to reschedule at this time,” Brumley said.
Reno had been scheduled to address the campus and meet with students as part of the Presidents Forum.
In a related matter, Baylor president Robert B. Sloan, Jr., called on the student body to prayer for the nation.
“In light of today’s tragic events and the uncertainty surrounding so many, I want to call on the Baylor University community — students, faculty, and staff — to join together in prayer,” Sloan said. “Let us remember especially those who have lost loved ones, those who await word of the safety of friends and family, and those who are called to lead our nation in this time of profound anxiety.”
Dove is a staff writer for The Baylor Lariat.