Security reminds Le Moyne to stay safe

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An email was recently sent out to the Le Moyne community regarding certain safety precautions people should take in order to remain safe. There were sixteen precautions listed to help security on campus such as travel in groups, know the blue lights locations, lock both doors and windows before leaving for class and at night, and walk on well lit sidewalks. As a result, many students to question the reasoning for the email. Was it just a friendly reminder to stay safe or has there been an increase in crime on campus?

The Le Moyne crime report, containing crime reports from 2012 to 2014, shows zero reports of rape in 2012 and 2013, while there were four in 2014. This appears to be the only indication of increased crime on campus.  Other areas such as dating violence, illegal weapons and assault have either remained the same or have slightly gone down.

When asked if she felt safe on Campus sophomore Ashley Gardner said she feels safe on campus, but there will always be moments of unease.

“I feel fine walking to class during the day, but I guess it’s always uneasy walking back from class as a young female at night,” said Gardner. “I have never called the Le Moyne Security office, but if I ever felt unsafe or scared for any reason I don’t see why I wouldn’t call them. Luckily, I have yet to have a reason to.”

Gardner did admit she was a little confused at first by the email security sent out to the Le Moyne community, but says it makes sense that they would want to remind people of ways to stay safe.