- Associated Press - Monday, October 27, 2014

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - Administrators at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh are urging students to travel in groups, be aware of their surroundings and walk in well-lighted areas at night after a fifth assault or robbery in the last month.

The latest attack happened Friday night when two male students were stabbed while struggling with a robber a couple blocks off campus. Police say the two students were seriously injured and were taken to a local hospital.

UW-Oshkosh Police Chief Joe LeMire tells the Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1wBclLx ) the number of requests for Safewalk escorts has doubled several nights in recent weeks. The first attack happened Sept. 27 when two men assaulted a student who had been at the library. The male was punched several times.

Interim Chancellor Petra Roter calls the rash of crime and violence uncharacteristic for the area.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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