Friday, October 17, 2008

Campus Alert

The following alert appears on GoWMU.


Four students assaulted near campus

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is investigating four assaults that were reported to have occurred on the 1200 block of Red Pine, off West Michigan Avenue, at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

According to police reports, four victims were assaulted without provocation on Red Pine. Victims and witnesses said a group of about 30 unknown black males, approximately 18 to 24 years old, came uninvited to a gathering at 1225 Red Pine. In groups of four or five, they proceeded to attack each of the four victims individually in an area behind 1234 Red Pine, a neighboring residence.

WMU officials urge all students to follow these safety guidelines:

Be alert and aware of your surroundings.

Do not walk alone at night, especially in dimly lit areas or areas that have been targeted by predators in the past.

Even when you are with a large group of friends, report all unwanted visitors, intruders and suspicious activities immediately. Unwanted visitors often crash student gatherings to steal or start trouble.

For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at (269) 337-8994. If you have information regarding this incident, provide an anonymous tip through Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

WMU Public Safety
(269) 387-5555


Why isn't this on the main WMU website?

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