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Care urged for Va. college students

College students across Virginia are being advised to take precautions amid a rash of robberies and assaults both on and off campus.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that three students were assaulted on the University of Richmond campus in one hour over Labor Day. A break-in at a campus apartment and a reported sexual assault also are being investigated.

Three students at Longwood University in Farmville were assaulted or robbed in the past month. University and town officials held a campus forum this week to discuss safety issues.

Several students at Virginia Commonwealth University and the College of William and Mary also have been assaulted or robbed.

And officials at Old Dominion University are enlisting the Norfolk Sheriff's Department to help patrol the campus after a recent string of crimes.

Police say most of the incidents are crimes of opportunity.


Richmond Times-Dispatch

By Washington Post Editors  | September 24, 2010; 7:52 AM ET
Categories:  Schools, Virginia  
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