A-State investigating reported sexual assault on campus

Students react to A-State notice
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State University Police sent a campus-wide alert of a possible sexual assault that occurred on campus.

According to the alert, a student says she was sexually assaulted by an unknown male, Saturday morning between 2:10 a.m. and 10 a.m. in a Northpark Quad residence.

No other details are being released at this time but students say after seeing that alert, they are a bit concerned but still feel confident that their campus is safe.

"It worries me but I know Arkansas State has taken all the proper protocol because on campus there are emergency stations posted every so often on campus in case something did happen so you can push the emergency button," said Jack Baran, a junior at Arkansas State University.

Captain Jarrod Long with the University Police Department said they are taking several steps to educate students on being safe around campus.

"We do take them all seriously of course," Long said. "We also do a lot of training to the public about sexual assault awareness. We host self-defense courses as well. We actually have one coming up this very week."

Region 8 News will continue to update this story as more information becomes known.

Arkansas State University Police also recommended the following below in the alert:

The University Police Department encourages everyone to follow the tips below to help prevent becoming a victim of violent acts. These tips are general in nature and have no relation to this incident.

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