CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Three Cleveland teenagers are under arrest, accused of robbing several Case Western Reserve University students at gunpoint. Two of the kids allegedly involved are age 16, while the third is 13.
The crime happened July 19 in the university’s Wade Commons Building and has now prompted the University to increase security.
Within the next few weeks, the university will launch a targeted crime-prevention program for the northeast part of campus.
The effort includes the appointment of several new security officers charged to patrol in the evening and early-morning hours.
It also involves the assignment of a nighttime police supervisor to coordinate short- and longer-term initiatives to gather intelligence, identify potential risks and deploy officers strategically to address potential trouble spots.
“As grateful as we are that no one was injured physically during this crime,” Senior Vice President for Administration John Wheeler said, “the presence of even potential violence on campus demands that we do more to protect our community. These efforts represent an important start, and we will continue to assess our options in the coming months.”
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