VSU adds safety measures after shooting deaths of 2 students

Friday, September 15, 2023

Virginia State University announced Friday that it was taking additional safety measures after two students died recently in shootings: VSU Police will meet every day with Petersburg Police to share intelligence and inform the VSU community of any activity/crimes that may impact students; VSU Police and Petersburg Police will continue to patrol apartment complexes where students have been assigned; Police from VSU, Colonial Heights, Chesterfield, and a private security company will continue to monitor hotels where students have been assigned; VSU Police will be called to the scene of any incident in Petersburg that involves any VSU student; VSU Police will be alerted to any large gathering of VSU students in Petersburg (including parties).

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