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Assault Update | The Gustavian Weekly

By Lindsay Lelivelt Editor-in-chief | March 18, 2011 | News

The assailant or assailants from the two assaults on the weekend of March 5 and 6 have yet to be caught.

“Local police continue to investigate the incidents. This weekend, Campus Safety provided 354 rides through the SafeRides and individual escort programs. Safety whistles are now available at the offices of Residential Life, Dean of Students, and Campus Safety,” Dean of Students Jeff Stocco said.

Although no new information is available to students at this time, updates on efforts made this past week were addressed in an email sent out to students. “Physical Plant staff members have added a light on the east corner of the Carlson Administration Building, and a light next to the escort sign at Arbor View Apartments. Staff also added a light next to the scoreboard at the north side of Lund Center and trimmed back trees in the Arboretum,” Stocco said.

“The attempted sexual assaults have caused all of us in the Gustavus community a great deal of concern. As a result of the incidents … the Gustavus students, faculty, and staff have come together in very special ways to respond. Stepping up campus security efforts, from increased escort rides to enhanced lighting and the purchase of safety whistles, has helped, but we must not become complacent. We must be vigilant about how we can all work together to ensure a safer campus,” President Ohle said.

Campus Safety and the St. Peter Police Department still urge students to call in and provide any information that may help in solving and putting an end to the investigation.