The New York Post is reporting that the University of New York has closed its film school in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Nyubian film school is one of two remaining in the US and has seen some of the most dramatic growth over the last two decades, according to a spokesperson for the institution.
In a statement to the Post, the university said: “We are sad to announce that NYUB is shutting down.
This is an important decision and we are committed to supporting and serving our students, faculty, staff and community in the future.”
The school’s previous name was the University at Albany.
According to the Times, the New School opened in 1967, and has had a long history of producing work in film and television.
“Our students and staff have been committed to making our campus a safe place for everyone,” the statement continued.
Earlier this month, the school announced that it had hired former Fox News personality John Bonifield to become its new CEO.
The New York Daily News reported that Bonifetti had already been interviewed by the school for its position, which would also see the institution’s flagship television studio, Viacom Networks, relocate from New York City.
It is unclear whether the university will reopen as an educational institution, or if the two schools will co-exist in a more traditional manner.
Earlier on Wednesday, President Donald Trump also announced that he had selected former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani to be the next U.S. Attorney General.
Trump has long been a supporter of gun rights, which has led him to appoint members to the NRA and the White House’s Crime Prevention Task Force.
Giuliani has a long-running feud with New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has made a number of gun control measures his signature legislative achievement, including a ban on semiautomatic rifles and a ban of high-capacity magazines.
Cuomo has not been the only one in the nation to support gun rights.
Former U.K. Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who previously held a number-one spot on the BBC’s Top Ten Most Influential list, also voiced support for gun control.
Meanwhile, the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has called for stricter gun control legislation.
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