COLUMBUS (WCMH) – This Homecoming weekend, some mother and father are coming again to Ohio State College to name for improved security and safety.
It’s a message some mother and father have been sending for almost a yr after the capturing loss of life of a scholar final fall.
One of many messages mother and father wished to share was that faculty shouldn’t be against the law scene. They consider not too long ago that has been the case far too usually at Ohio State.
Mother and father can be holding a Mild Up The Evening stroll Sunday night, kicking off on the nook of 15th Avenue and Excessive Road, organized by a gaggle referred to as Buckeyes for a Secure Ohio State.
The group was shaped final yr to ship a petition to the college calling for higher security practices after the capturing loss of life of scholar Chase Meola.
Monday marks one yr since Meola was shot and killed at an off-campus get together.
Since then, mother and father really feel like crime has solely gotten worse within the College District, they usually need to see the college and town take extra motion.
“Our youngsters exit at evening, they usually stroll, and the college has plenty of evening courses and once they come dwelling or they arrive from events or occasions, they’re strolling at the hours of darkness they usually don’t should be strolling at the hours of darkness,” stated mother or father Irene Hendrick. “So we need to do two issues: we need to convey gentle to a very unfavorable and horrible scenario which is the loss of life of a younger man who didn’t should be killed, however we additionally need the streets the place they stay to be lit up.”
Organizers invited college management to the occasion, nevertheless it’s unclear if they are going to attend.
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