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College crime and safety

February
27

On Wednesday I covered a program hosted by college students called Teens N Transition at North Salem High School.

College students spoke to high school seniors about they dangers they may face when they attend college.

Teens N Transition is a program of PEACEOUTside Campus-The Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to Lindsey Bonistall, a 20-year-old White Plains woman who was raped and strangled in her off-campus apartment at the University of Delaware in 2005.

“We give them advice from college students,” said Kathleen Bonistall, Lindsey’s mother and co-founder of the organization. “We want to make the college years the best years of their lives, and if we can prevent a family from going through what we endured, we did something.”

Even through college is full of fun and novel experiences,  horrible things do occur.

At least one in four college women will be the victim of a sex assault during her academic career, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault said.

And male college students were twice as likely to be victims of overall violence as female students, according to a 1995 to 2002 study cited on the Justice Department’s Web site.

For more info on how to stay safe log on to The Security on Campus  Web site here

Caption: College students face dangers on campus (Kathy McLaughin/The Poughkeepsie Journal).

This entry was posted on Friday, February 27th, 2009 at 12:49 pm by Danielle De Souza. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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