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Student Robbed on Campus Today. School Issues This:

This is a discussion on Student Robbed on Campus Today. School Issues This: within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Interesting, this email just arrived in my inbox: FROM: WIT Public Safety TO: The Wentworth Community On Wednesday 5-21-08 at approximately 8:40 PM Wentworth Police ...

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    Interesting, this email just arrived in my inbox:
    FROM: WIT Public Safety
    TO: The Wentworth Community

    On Wednesday 5-21-08 at approximately 8:40 PM Wentworth Police Officers where informed by a male Commuter student that he had been the victim of a Robbery and Physical Assault. The student reports that while traveling past the Tansey Gymnasium and the Tennis courts he was approached from behind by four to five black males who asked to see his cell phone.

    The victim refused to hand over his cell phone and was then physically attacked by one of the individuals and robbed of his Blackberry cell phone. The suspect was describes as a black male about 18 -20 years old wearing a red ball cap, white T-shirt and jeans. The other suspects were described as young black youths.

    This incident has been reported to the Boston Police Department, who are assisting WIT Police with the investigation. Anyone who may have witness this crime are asked to contact the Wentworth Police at 617-989-4444 or Boston police at 911.

    The Department of Public Safety encourages all students to take advantage of its Safety Escort Service. A service provided to the Wentworth Community 24/7 while traveling on campus or to the Orange and Green MBTA Transit lines.

    If you are concerned and need to travel outside the immediate Wentworth area, please contact Public Safety for assistance.


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    My campus sits on about 1/4 of a sq mile of city type property, with one road bisecting it for about 1000'. Campus police have 4 BRAND NEW Ford Explorers, and BRAND BRAND NEW Charger, and bikes and everything else, and they can't even stop this from happening 1000' from their front door and what is essentially the middle of the campus. Of course, if you were to park in the parking lot w/o a permit (which is actively patrolled for people without permits at all hours) you would have two cruisers there to write you a ticket. The focus of campus law enforcement seems to be to police the students, rather than protect them. My state's college gun control laws make it impossible to protect yourself... so if I can't count on the "protectors" and I can't protect myself... what is the answer here? Do I need a cop to walk with me 24/7 all over campus?

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    Oh, one more email from the day before:
    Dear Wentworth community,

    As you may be aware, a Northeastern student was found dead in her Mission Hill apartment on Tuesday morning, May 20. The incident is currently being investigated by Boston Police. Our thoughts are with the Northeastern community at this time.

    As a Wentworth student, your safety is our first concern. We would like to review a couple of tips/strategies for your safety. The following are recommended precautionary measures that should be observed by members of the community:

    * Walk in groups and well-lit areas
    * Be aware of your surroundings and travel in familiar areas
    * Immediately report any suspicious behavior
    * Secure doors and windows, as appropriate
    * Keep keys easily accessible
    * Report security concerns to landlords (examples include safety latches, door locks, light fixtures, etc)
    * Be mindful of opening doors for strangers
    * Program 911 in cell phone, in case of emergency
    * Wentworth Public Safety can be reached at 617-989-4444.

    As many students are working at night in labs and studios across campus, we encourage students to apply these above mentioned safety tips as well as maintain strong communications with faculty and staff regarding safety concerns.


    In case this isn't national news, the student was murdered with a gun. Mission hills abuts my campus, and is where many of the students live off campus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    Depends on the status of campus police. Private universities generally do not have sworn/deputized officers, so they are unable to do anything off (and not much "on") campus, so anything more than a misdemeanor gets a call to city/county. State universities generally have officers sworn as State PO, with full powers of arrest/detention & pursuit.
    It is a public university. We have both University Police as well as the local City/County Police who patrol. So we effectively have twice the police presence but in actuality they just come around on Friday/Saturday night to bust parties.

    I am actually going in on Friday to meet with a regional manager of my local gun store for a job. I am hoping this goes great as they also sell tons of gear. Maybe I should invest in a bullet proof vest.

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