Safety update

RRC students alerted hours after stabbing on campus Courtney Bannatyne, BEAT REPORTER A recent assault at The Roblin Centre has people talking about how Red River College communicates with faculty and students. According to the Winnipeg Police Service, on Friday, Jan. 13, campus security called authorities around 5:30 p.m. regarding a stabbing. A police spokesperson said a 20-year-old male was eating and using his phone when an unknown suspect approached him and stabbed the victim in the upper body. Police wrote in an email that the victim was sent to hospital, but they would not release his name. The college sent alerts about the incident at around 7:30 p.m., two hours after the stabbing. RRC uses text alerts and a mobile safety app to send students and faculty notifications about incidents that happen at the college. “The alerts went out as soon as security was finished ensuring the student was properly attended to and that Winnipeg police had been called in,” Christina Stuart, a communications officer at RRC, wrote in an email. Jordan Sawatsky, a business administration student at The Roblin Centre, said he heard about the assault in the news the following Monday. “It kind of shocked me,” Sawatsky said. “I thought it would have been something (RRC) would have for sure told everyone and not just something that you only get if you’re subscribed.” Sawatsky said he...

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