Update: 4:45 pm, 4/25/19, Thursday
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (WCIA) — You may have seen a post on social media about beatings on campus. Police are trying to spread the message it’s not part of a trend.
One beating was reported and it’s being investigated. It happened about 1:30 am, Wednesday, in Washington Park, between Daniels and Chalmers.
The victim has serious injuries, but police say the person will be okay. There aren’t any suspects right now. Police say they don’t think there are any other assaults connected to this.
Anyone concerned about his or her safety should think twice before walking alone. Student employees, working for UI Police, give people Safe Walks home.
Investigators say they will be adding more patrols in the area where the assault happened.
If you are going out by yourself, let someone know what time you’re supposed to make it to your destination. That way, if something does happen, someone will know.
If you are the victim of a beating, police say you should always report it.
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Original: 4:38 am, 4/25/19, Thursday
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (WCIA) — Campus police are on the lookout after learning about safety concerns on campus.
Several social media posts described students being attacked on campus Wednesday night. However, UI police posted on Twitter stating they patrolled the suspected areas and did not find anything.
They also say they went through dispatch records as well as those of Champaign and Urbana’s police department records. They did find one battery report from Champaign police early Wednesday morning.
UI police say if they ever believe there is an immediate safety risk on campus, they will issue an Illini-alert and campus safety notice.