“This must be addressed immediately”
One day college students are dmanding the defunding of police, the next day they want more safety. It’s hard to keep up.
WCNC News reports:
‘We don’t feel safe in our dorms’ | Winthrop University students hold protest, demand action to make campus safer
Students at Winthrop University demanded campus leaders take action to make the school safer for students and staff.
On Friday night, a few dozen university students sat in protest in front of a large banner that read ‘Winthrop is not safe.”
They were protesting on a campus, they said, they don’t feel safe on.
“This must be addressed immediately,” one protester said as she spoke into a megaphone in front of the crowd.
Freshman Ravyn Speigner was among the students who turned out for the protest, saying change must be made.
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“We trust that we’re paying $30,000 to be protected,” he said, arguing they aren’t protected enough.
“The last thing we want to do on a Friday night as college kids is come out here and protest because we don’t feel safe in our dorms,” he added.
The pleas for protection come after campus police say a man somehow got into Phelps Hall in mid-November and sexually assaulted a student inside the hall.
Police sent out pictures of the suspect who they said was caught on surveillance cameras walking in the building and around campus.
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