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WSU Holds Safety Forum

Abigail Wilson

Students, faculty and members of the Wichita community attended a safety forum held at Wichita State University on Tuesday. A panel of representatives from the Wichita and WSU Police Departments answered questions and provided on and off-campus safety information in response to an attack near campus last week. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…

Those in attendance voiced questions about their safety as well was concern for well-being of the victim of a brutal attack Friday in Fairmount Park. The 36-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted, beaten and burned by an unknown attacker Friday night. And although the woman was not a WSU student, tension on the campus remains high.

One attendee spoke about what she says is the real issue the community faces.

"We are talking about what we can do for women to prepare themselves to be victimized, and that’s the larger issue at hand," she says. "Why are we having discussions on a forum about what we can provide women so that maybe they stand the best chance in case something like that happens to them?"

Crimestoppers is offering a $2500 reward for anyone with information about the crime.