- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A case of reported sexual assaults at San Jose State University in California has stirred debate on when a university should alert its students about such incidents.

Campus officials say the school is reviewing how it responds to reports of sexual assaults and taking seriously requests for information to be released even before an investigation has been finished.

The reaction came after students complained that no notice was issued after two women reported they were assaulted by a male student-athlete at an off-campus party over Labor Day weekend.

Lawyers, rights groups and professors say the issue cuts both ways: Students have an interest in knowing immediately if a perpetrator is on campus but universities need to ensure they don’t name someone who turns out to be innocent.


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