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University offers mental health resources to students following deadly Chico shooting

Kendall Hall at Chico State in Chico, Calif.
Jason Halley
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California State University, Chico
Kendall Hall at Chico State in Chico, Calif.

The community continues to mourn after a mass shooting in Chico killed one and injured five.

The shooting happened over the weekend just blocks from the California State University, Chico campus. Resources are now available at Chico State to help those looking for support.

Director of Chico State's WellCat Counseling Center, Ines Dueñas, said the center is making counselors broadly available this week.

"As soon as I found out about it, I started looking at our schedules for the counselors to make them more available to our students," she said.

She said the center also offers services like group therapy. If a student is in crisis after hours, the center has a 24/7 counseling hotline.

"The good thing about that is that I get a report for every phone call, so I evaluate it and if the need arises, then we provide a crisis appointment like the next morning or the same day," Dueñas said.

The shooting killed 17-year-old Oroville resident Justina Stubbe. According to the Chico Enterprise-Record, the Chico Police Department has arrested two teen suspects in the case.

An administrator for Oroville Union High School District told NSPR that the district is also making mental health resources available to students.

NSPR’s Jamie Jiang contributed to this report. 

Alec Stutson grew up in Colorado and graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in Radio Journalism, 20th/21st Century Literature, and a minor in Film Studies. He is a huge podcast junkie, as well as a movie nerd and musician.