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Amping up safety measures at Santa Fe

By and on January 23rd, 2012

Efforts to keep students safe in light of a recent kidnapping at Santa Fe College may lead to permanent changes to safety procedures on campus. SFC General Counsel Patti Locascio says they are considering more lighting, as a start.

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She says they are currently supporting the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and University of Florida Police Department in their investigation to find the man responsible. To her knowledge this is the first time SFC has invoked a mutual aid agreement past immediate emergency situations.

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She says police are still on campus distributing information to keep students aware and safe until the suspect is apprehended.

Depth By – Sanika Dange – WUFT-FM

Santa Fe Community College is tightening security around campus in response to a January 12th on-campus kidnapping. The search is still on for the man suspected of kidnapping an 18-year-old girl from a parking lot. Santa Fe College General Counsel Patty Locascio says the school is doing anything but just waiting around.

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Locascio says Santa Fe Community College is reaching out to several departments to ensure effective results.

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Despite the college’s steps to move forward, Locascio says the school has not and will not be forgetting the incident that caused this increased security.

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Locascio says Santa Fe Community College is thankful for the support from both students and faculty.

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Though the electronic message boards will be taken down after the suspect is caught, the increased lighting around campus will remain. Locascio says it’s important that students are aware of the dangers around campus and that they use these amplified measures to stay safe in the future.


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