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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:09 PM

Clark Atlanta tightens security after 4 students shot at block party

Officials at Clark Atlanta University on Thursday said the school is ramping up security efforts, effective immediately, after four women were shot at a block party in front of the Atlanta University Center library.

The university’s public safety employees will start working 12-hour shifts to “enable us to provide 24-hour coverage on campus,” Interim President Lucille H. Maugé said in a message to students Thursday.

“We have heard you and we will move forward to address your concerns and improve the safety and well-being of all CAU students,” she said.

The police department is moving away from its typical eight-hour shifts “until further notice,” Clark Atlanta police Chief Debra A. Williams said. The department adjusts its manpower accordingly in response to all major incidents for more visibility on campus, she said.

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