UF students can now be escorted to dorms at night

Author: Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – University of Florida students can now get someone to walk with them at night on campus.

The Gainesville Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1wThOkc ) that the Walk Safe program is in response to last year’s attacks on three women by a man who has avoided arrest.

The students working in the program are paid. They work from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. When they aren’t escorting someone, they walk around campus in pairs to look for suspicious activity and report it to campus police. They are not supposed to engage with any suspects.

The university has also trimmed trees and bushes and installed additional lighting as a result of the attacks.

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