ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – College students at Morehouse Faculty are demanding solutions after dozens of automobiles had been damaged into in a single day.
Home windows had been smashed and valuables had been stolen. Greater than 30 vehicles had been focused inside a fenced-in campus car parking zone on Webster Road. College students say the gate doesn’t lock and hasn’t in years.
“They need to up security. They need to fix the door,” mentioned Omar Kaba, a Morehouse scholar. “I mean there’s not much you can do about the fence, but at the very least you can have security patrolling more regularly.”
Automobiles parked on Parson and Webster Streets had been additionally damaged into. Glass was nonetheless scattered alongside the curb Friday afternoon. Faculty officers say campus police are working with Atlanta Police to research. In a press release to CBS46, Morehouse Faculty mentioned it’ll improve safety by including extra cameras and extra surveillance.
“We pay thousands of dollars to go and to not have some type of security protocols implemented into our school’s dynamic is kind of concerning,” mentioned Akeem Muller, a Morehouse scholar.
In a prolonged social media publish, the Morehouse Faculty Pupil Authorities Affiliation mentioned college students don’t really feel protected. SGA is asking on the faculty administration and campus police to be extra clear of their efforts to extend safety.
“We say security is happening, but we don’t actually see security going on,” mentioned Muller.
SGA and Pupil Providers are creating an emergency fund to assist college students whose vehicles had been damaged into. One scholar mentioned it was going to value him greater than $300 to restore his automobile.
Full assertion from Morehouse Faculty:
“The safety of our students and employees is our top priority, and Morehouse stands in solidarity with our students and neighbors against crime,” mentioned Morehouse Faculty spokesman Cedric Mobley. “Our campus police department is working with other local authorities to investigate the cause of these unacceptable break-ins. We are also taking additional security measures to protect the safety and property of our students and staff, including additional secure parking options, security cameras, and surveillance. As a spike in crime has impacted our entire local area, we call upon our state and local elected officials to redouble their efforts to curtail the crime that has affected our city and state and has encroached upon our campus.”
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