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NC State students rattled by report of robbery

Posted September 30, 2016 4:53 p.m. EDT
Updated September 30, 2016 11:20 p.m. EDT

— A North Carolina State University student told campus police she was robbed and stabbed on Friday afternoon in a parking lot near Varsity Drive.

The student said a person in a gray sweatshirt and jeans stabbed her with a small knife and then ran off with her black and gray book bag around 4 p.m.

In the immediate aftermath, a WolfAlert warned the rest of the campus community.

"It's kind of scary but you know, I feel safe here," said Margaret Lawrimore.

Jamal Bell's feeling of security was shaken.

"NC State is supposed to be a family, and we're supposed to look out for each other," he said. "It's definitely very concerning."

Campus police encouraged students to stick together, especially at night, and to be aware of their surroundings. That, Lawrimore admits, is something she doesn't always do.

"I usually text when I'm walking so I'm thinking about probably changing that," she said.

Students who feel threatened can call the WolfLine, or they can contact Safety Escort Services for some company as the traverse the campus.