CREATED Sep. 18, 2013
OSHKOSH, WI- A special meeting tonight to try and improve safety for students at UW-Oshkosh. A new panel has been created to address security concerns after three attempted assaults near and on campus in the past two weeks.
Police working extra hard making sure all students get home safe. Campus safe walks extremely popular at the start of this school year. 600 students escorted home all last year. Already 200 at the start of this semester.
"We get our students from point a to point b safely when they need that kind of help," says UWO Police Chief Joseph LeMire.
School leaders holding a discussion. Letting students know there are safety programs available. Teaching them how to protect themselves.
"Unfortunately these events have really shown students that this is a resource that is very valuable," says school counselor Shelly Maxwell.
About thirty students attended tonight's meeting. Campus police say they are working with the Oshkosh Police Department as the investigation into these attempted assaults continues.