Groping claim latest of many incidents plaguing BU
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A Boston University student was groped as she got off an elevator on Saturday, according to police. The attack came as University leaders announced plans to educate students about sexual assaults.
One Boston University student 7News spoke with said he welcomes the publicity surrounding the number serious incidents the school has faced.
“If anything this is going to be great hopefully to get balls rolling to help fix this and make this less of a problem here at B.U.,” said Zachary Clarence, a student. “It’s getting the people, getting attention and hopefully actions will be taken.”
Since December, there have been a number of incidents that have put Boston University in a negative light, including an earlier alleged groping incident at the university’s library, two hazing incidents, and an alleged Peeping Tom that was reported to investigators.
In addition, two hockey players were arrested after they were accused of sexual assaults.
“It’s a large city. Any large city you are going to get crime, so you just have to be careful,” said Mournira al Hmoud, a student.
“I think a lot of students are keeping a positive attitude, and maybe working harder to hold B.U. in a good light,” said David Hack, a student.
School officials announced that a center dedicated to preventing sexual assaults will be opened for the next school year.
“The things that need to happen are happening and I think it should reflect on everyone because of it. I think those individuals should be punished, but other than that, I don’t think it can reflect on the school as a whole -- 19000 is a lot of people,” said Sabine Holmes, a student.
No arrests have been made in Saturday’s alleged groping incident.