PHILADELPHIA - Roughly one month into the fall semester at Temple University, students have already received alerts about safety issues near campus.On Tuesday night, the university says there was a knife-point robbery at 17th and Diamond streets that did not involve a student.
There was also a home invasion off-campus on Sydenham Street, that did involve a student held at gunpoint."It’s North Philly, you kind of expect it, you just gotta’ be safe," says Saidyah Perez, a transfer student.FOX 29 scheduled an interview with Dr.
Jennifer Griffin, the newly-appointed Vice President for Public Safety, prior to the two incidents on Tuesday night."We want it to be safe, we want them to have a great environment and great experience here, you also still have to be concerned that you are living in a major city in the United States that, like all cities, is dealing with crime and violence," she says.Dr.