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VSU board to hire campus safety consultant

Monday - 11/25/2013, 7:50pm  ET

MARTIN CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer

ETTRICK, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia State University Board of Visitors has decided to hire a consultant to look at campus safety issues.

The Petersburg Progress-Index reports the board made the decision after an emergency four-hour meeting behind closed doors Monday.

The action comes after a series of incidents, including the fatal shooting of a student off campus late Thursday, a melee and stabbing during homecoming celebrations, and the banning of the football team from the CIAA playoffs.

Students, faculty and faith leaders in the community held a unity prayer rally Sunday night.


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