Archive for Wednesday, November 1, 2000

Attack on student investigated

November 1, 2000

An attack on a Baker University student near a residence hall on Oct. 20 has alerted the campus and the community to continue taking safety precautions. It was the second attack on a Baker student since spring.

Baldwin police Sgt. Colleen Larson said the female student had just gotten out of her car in the parking lot north of Gessner Hall at about 2:30 a.m. when she heard a male voice and fell to the ground either by tripping or being pushed. She was able to escape and return to her residence. The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, cut her head, but did not receive any serious injuries.

Police are investigating the attack as a battery, but don't have a lot of information. A similar attack in March prompted Baker University officials to urge students to travel in groups and be aware of their surroundings.

"People need to pay attention to their surroundings," said Police Chief Steve Butell.

Larson urges everyone in the community to always think about "where you are and where you are going."

Baker officials notified faculty and staff about the attack via e-mail.

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