Buff Alert: Domestic Violence and Incidents of Harassment on WT Campus | KAMR
CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Incidents of domestic violence and stalking that occurred on January 19 and continued on January 20 were reported to the West Texas A&M Police Department, according to a Buff alert from WT .
According to WT, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal law that requires colleges and universities in the United States to report information about crimes on and around campuses.
Additionally, WT explains that the law requires that the community be alerted to any crimes on campus to help prevent similar crimes.
The Buff Alert provided the following options and information to victims of crime:
- Abuse can be physical, emotional and/or verbal.
- Assaults can include damaging property, throwing objects, punching walls, kicking doors, etc.
- Bystanders play a vital role in preventing sexual and relationship violence. Make the choice to intervene, speak up or do something about it.
- Believe someone who discloses a sexual assault, abusive behavior or harassment experience.
- Beware of friends, classmates or employees who seem to be in trouble or need help. Ask if they are okay.
- Stalking Resource Center https://victimsofcrime.org/stalking-resource-center