UNC Charlotte Students Call for More Security
Students at UNC Charlotte have started a petition asking school administration to increase security on campus.
The online petition has more than 100 signatures. It asks for more lighting and cameras on campus, a safer transportation system and more foot patrols by campus police officers.
The petition also criticizes administrators for funding the new $40 million stadium instead of security measures. Signs designed for campus protests next Monday read "40.5 million for football? How much for safety?"
UNC Charlotte officials told NBC Charlotte they were aware of the petition.
"Reported crime in virtually every category has decreased consistently in recent years and UNC Charlotte remains vigilant to opportunities to enhance campus safety and security," said UNCC Director of Public Affairs John Bland.