El Centro College remains closed after shooting

El Centro College, one of the Dallas County Community Colleges, found itself at ground zero during last week's police shootings.

Two college district police officers -- Cpl. Bryan Shaw and Officer John Abbott -- were hurt when sniper suspect Micah Johnson forced his way into the building. But neither left their post and they continued to help however they could.

President Jose Adames talked to Good Day about how the shooting has affected the college and those who attend classes or work there.

"This incident unfortunately is not going to define this institution. We have an award called the Spirit of El Centro that we give out to a faculty member or staff member that exhibits that spirit. Right now all of our staff, all of our personnel are exhibiting that spirit. And if I could give each one of them an award, I would," he said.

Buildings downtown remain closed through Sunday. The second summer session starts as planned on Tuesday, but classes are being held in different locations. Other classes are being held online.