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Students Discuss How Safe They Feel On Their College Campus

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 ELLENSBURG, WA.- Police in Ellensburg continue to investigate an attack on a young woman earlier this week, as she was walking along Tenth Avenue.

     She wasn't seriously injured, but with a new school year starting for students at Central Washington University KNDO wanted to check in to see how they're keeping safe on campus.

Ellensburg police told us that the twenty three year old woman was able to fend off her attacker, but when situations like these happen, you need to know how safe your environment is and how to protect yourself.

     We checked out campus today and spoke with students about the recent attack and how safe they feel on their college campus.

     Students told us after the attack school officials sent out an email providing emergency contact numbers.

“I was a little bit worried but when I saw at the bottom of the email they had the phone number for the assistance team I felt a lot better,” CWU student Elizabeth Brookes told us.

“I think the school is pretty on top of things, all the blue lights around campus make you feel better,” CWU student Erika Waldener said.

“They have cops everywhere, since we've been standing here I've seen like four, so there are cops all the time all over the place,” CWU student Brady Pahukoa told KNDO.  

      Students say they see security walking around campus often and the security cameras and lighted sidewalks help them feel safe.

     Monday's assault is still under investigation.

     The suspect is believed to be around five ten with a medium build.

     Ellensburg police told us assaults in that area aren't typical, but it is always good to be prepared and aware of your surroundings.

     If you have any information on the suspect you are encouraged to contact Ellensburg police.

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