UNM to hold student safety forum Friday in wake of groping incidents

Posted at: 02/07/2013 8:01 AM
Updated at: 02/07/2013 8:13 AM
By: Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Concerns over student safety have prompted the University of New Mexico to hold a campus safety forum Friday at 11 a.m. in the Student Union Building.

This comes after two separate groping incidents on campus.

The school has provided students with a list of safety tips to consider. One of those tips is to use the free, non-emergency campus escort service to get a ride home when it's dark and students feel unsafe.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 tested the service, asking two students at separate areas of campus to call.

The first response time was 12 minutes and the second was 3 minutes.

UNM says the difference has to do with where students and cars are located at the time.

They suggest students wait inside school buildings for the rides.

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