WSB-TV reported late last night that dozen of Atlanta Police officers were canvassing the area around the AUC and specifically Clark Atlanta University looking for information on a group of young men who robbed a young female student at gunpoint.
According to multiple reports including from Channel 2, the student said that "a group of four young men approached her, and when they got close, she saw the men were wearing ski masks and one of them had on a bandanna, one of the men pointed a gun at the side of her head and told her to hand over her stuff or he would shoot her."
Alexis Jones-Rhodes is understandably shaken up and even thinking of returning home and leaving Clark Atlanta University. Campus police immediately informed APD and within minutes, more police presence was on campus as officers began searching for these violent criminals who armed-robbed the group of female students.
The young woman lives in the Heritage Commons dormitory, and her mother has been quoted as saying that the school needs to do more to protect its students.
In the past few years, there has been a major uptick in thefts on the urban campuses of Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, which has led to a major crack-down and beefed up police presence. The AUC has not seen as many robberies as years passed, as the City has torn down many of the projects that once surrounded the school system. But just steps away, near
Atlanta Police and campus security are going to have to work diligently together to make sure that there is not an increase of crime coming to the actual campus itself, and to make sure that criminals are not getting pushed out of GA Tech and GSU campuses, just to wreak havoc on AUC students.
Cascade Patch will have more on AUC security in the coming days.