Attack on Campus

By Cody Schuman

Last Monday night a student was brutally attacked between 10:00 and 10:30 p.m. The attack occurred near the Lutheran Church across the street from the Coronado Residence Hall, in an area commonly used for parking without sufficient lighting.

The attacker was believed to have used some sort of weapon, such as brass knuckles, to carry out the attack. The victim was taken to the San Luis Valley Medical Center for care. The condition of the victim at this time is still unknown.

“It is unknown at this time whether or not there was a motive,” Police Chief Dr. Joel F. Shults said. “The investigation is still ongoing.”

The Adams State Police, however, do feel confident after receiving several tips. “We are in the process right now of following up and looking into those [tips],” Shults said of the investigation.  Police are asking students to mainly just be aware of their surroundings. When venturing out late at night, it is encouraged to use the buddy system, especially in dark areas. Campus police may ask students to provide their school identification, as a measure to help ensure the safety of Adams State students.

Despite the recent attack, Shults is happy about the overall safety of the community. He says, “The problem is, sometimes, students become complacent.” According to the crime statistics, available through the campus police front page, the college is typically a very safe community. Between the years 2005 and 2007, only three total aggravated assault charges have been filed, considerably lower than institutions such as Fort Lewis and Colorado School of Mines.  The Adams State Police are active members of Crime Stoppers. Any information provided to the authorities about this attack or past crimes may be eligible for a cash reward. is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet