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May 12, 2016 09:50 AM EDT

Assault On Middle Eastern Students In University Rises; ISU Safest Campus Stint: Not Safe Anymore?

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The allegation come in to senses when Saudi Student Association President Abdullah Aldossari of Idaho State University (ISU), said in his Facebook account that a Kuwaiti student was harassed in his quarters and stabbed last Sunday. This is the second attack on an ISU Middle Eastern student in just the past month. The suspects warned the victim that if it said anything to the authority, they would return to kill him, Aldossari added.

According to KPVI, Pocatello Police Chief Scott Marchand confirmed that the incident allegedly happened on Sunday and clarified that it took place on private housing not on ISU's campus. Although there was a delay in receiving the report, the police remains tight lipped on other information for safety of the victim.

Just a month ago, a Middle Eastern student was stabbed in the arm while walking along South Fourth Avenue across ISU. That incident was discovered during a public assembly at the Pocatello mosque by the student victim of the stabbing, ISU Journal reported.

Meanwhile, ISU issued an official statement addressing accusations that the university is covering up reports concerning student safety and security. The university said that the allegations are false. In reply to concerns of student safety on university campus, the administration has tightened the security through increased campus patrols, implemented the use of unmarked motor vehicles for detection purposes and deployed 24-hour active monitoring of the more than 750 surveillance cameras on campus. Video surveillance program are still in the process of expansion.

ISU is annually ranked as one of the safest campuses in the US and will continue to remain a safe environment for our students, faculty and staff, ISU statement continued.

 

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