Due to a recent uptick in violent crime on the Columtreal University campus, Dean Jack Inkpen announced a series of sweeping new measures to fortify security.
In an e-mail distributed campus-wide last week, Inkpen said that the University has allocated $20,000 to purchase and install metal detectors on the classroom building. In addition, CU will reserve another $20,000 in order to cover the costs of dispatching armed officers from the Hathian Police Department in each class through March 20, 2015.
“The contract with HPD will end at that time,” Inkpen wrote in the e-mail. “And a private security team will be needed by then.”
CU funded the new security measures through a $100,000 donation from the parents of Kaidn Zero, who was injured during a hostage situation back in December.
In the e-mail, Inkpen noted that CU students can request a private HPD escort by calling HPD dispatch one hour prior to the start of class.