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Assault, Robbery Reported At Nittany Apartments

An assault and robbery reportedly occurred between 7:30 and 8:15 p.m. Sunday outside the Nittany Apartments on campus.

A student told Penn State police at 8:15 p.m. that they were assaulted and robbed by an unknown male in the area, near Hastings and Bigler Roads. Penn State sent out an alert Sunday night as required by the Clery Act, but police did not specify what the student was robbed of.

Police encourage anyone who may have more information about the incident to contact the department at 814-863-1111 or submit an anonymous tip.

The university has been under fire in the past few weeks about its use of these Timely Warnings alerts and how authorities notify students about potential or ongoing threats. After a deadly shooting occurred outside of the required Clery Act range, Penn State decided not to send an alert, even though the incident occurred in an area with student housing.

Student Body President Cody Heaton said at last week’s University Park Undergraduate Association meeting that he had discussed student concerns about the alert system with senior administrators, who seemed receptive and willing to review procedures to ensure student safety.


Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post misidentified the gender of the student who was reportedly assaulted and robbed, which police did not specify. This has since been corrected and we apologize for the error.

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Cassady Potts

Cassady is a sophomore English and journalism major and Onward State's Assistant News Editor. She is from York, Pennsylvania and loves iced coffee, books, and women's volleyball. You can find her on campus by looking for the girl who always wears stripes. Feel free to send any questions, comments, or memes via email ([email protected]) and follow her @cassady_potts on Twitter.

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