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Security Added to Off Campus Areas

By: Josh Charles

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SHIPPENSBURG -The Shippensburg Borough Police Department was dispatched to a gun violence call at Sunbeam Court, better known as Frat Row this past Saturday. One man, from out of the area, was asked to leave a party but resisted and then pulled out a gun. Two students from Shippensburg University reacted quickly and tackled the man to the ground causing the gun to fire off two shots into the side of a Frat house. Fortunately no one was hurt in the altercation.

Shippensburg University’s club, the Responsible Raiders, is teaming up with Shippensburg locals to create a safe nightlife environment off campus. In doing so, a new security system has been put into Bard apartments as well as Fraternity row. These new security features include new cameras and local security guards to keep an eye on the area through the night.

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Shippensburg’s Borough Chief of Police, Fred Scott, offered tips for students, saying “Back off, don’t
push people. People do things when they feel cornered so back off.”

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