Husson University reminds students of safety protocols

Husson reminds students of safety protocols

(NEWS CENTER) — Husson University Campus Safety & Security said they received a report of an assault on Husson Avenue Friday night.

Officials said they did not believe there was a threat to the Husson community, but they reminded students of the safety protocols that are in place, including a keychain that can alert officials if in need of help.

Here is the announcement Husson sent students:

The Bangor Police Department is investigating the report of an alleged assault to one of our students on Husson Avenue last evening.

Until further information or leads are developed, please use caution in this area, especially at night. We recommend not traveling alone on foot in this area until further information is developed. If you see anything suspicious, please contact Husson Safety and Security and/or the Bangor Police Department.

Husson works hard to ensure the safety of our students. The University was recently named one of the five safest universities in Maine by BackgroundChecks.org.

In partnership with the Peace of Mind Company, Husson has also instituted a program where students and other members of the Husson community can obtain a keychain-sized, personal security device that calls campus safety and security with the touch of a button.

If a student or another member of the Husson community activates the device while they are off campus, the software automatically redirects the signal to local law enforcement. This helps to provide members of our community with immediate assistance if they ever feel threatened. Anyone interested in learning more about obtaining a POMCO device should contact Husson Safety and Security at (207) 941-7770 or by email at bessetter@husson.edu.

Husson University Campus Safety & Security provided a statement Saturday afternoon:

In cooperation with the Bangor Police Department, we can confirm that there is an investigation into an alleged attempted student assault on Husson Avenue last night. Husson University is fully cooperating with law enforcement as part of their ongoing investigation into this allegation.

The preliminary investigation indicates that there is no ongoing threat to members of the Husson University community.

Husson works hard to ensure the safety of our students. The University was recently named one of the five safest universities in Maine by BackgroundChecks.org.

In partnership with the Peace of Mind Company, Husson has also instituted a program where students and other members of the Husson community can obtain a keychain-sized, personal security device that calls campus safety and security with the touch of a button. If a student or other member of the Husson community activates the device while they are off campus, the software automatically redirects the signal to local law enforcement. This helps to provide members of our community with immediate assistance if they ever feel threatened.

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