Gov. Phil Bryant issued the following statement regarding the deaths of two college students in Mississippi.

“Deborah and I were saddened to learn that Mississippi lost two college students this weekend. I have spoken today with President Meyers, President Keenum and Institutions of Higher Learning Commissioner Bounds. I instructed Department of Public Safety Commissioner Albert Santa Cruz to provide assistance to all law enforcement entities involved. Those perpetuating these crimes will be apprehended and held accountable. Mississippi does not take these instances lightly, and rest assured, we will continue to provide a safe learning environment for students at all our Mississippi College and University campuses.”

Gov. Phil Bryant