CreightOnion’s Spring Safety Report

As winter comes to a slow, resounding halt here on campus, The CreightOnion wishes to remind students of some of the emerging dangers that accompany the coming months of warmer weather.

The most important thing to remember is that Omaha gets hotter than Africa sometimes and it is always vital to wear appropriate clothing and stay hydrated. Do not become a statistic like this Creighton student and end up in Public Safety’s weekly printed report because you left your Nalgene in your dorm room.

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Bring a water bottle with you to class and take advantage of one of Creighton’s state-of-the-art and (mostly) sanitary filling stations around campus to guarantee you never run out or pass out.

Next, make sure you are aware of your classrooms that have large, north-facing windows as it is possible for stray bullets to reach our campus. Just earlier in March, a staff member contacted Public Safety regarding damage to a window in Hixson-Lied that was discovered to be from a stray bullet hole.Screen Shot 2014-04-06 at 10.24.52 AM

Warmer months are typically associated with higher crime activity, particularly shootings, and CUMC has already seen an influx of emergency room visitors there for all the wrong reasons.

Lastly, be aware of the wildlife on campus. Do not share food with a squirrel if you are not planning onScreen Shot 2014-04-06 at 10.58.38 AM having him stalk you to your next class.

As a reminder, these animals are quite capable of finding food on their own. Tempting or teasing them with food from your plate might earn you well-deserved case of rabies. If you have a close or violent encounter with one of our furry friends on campus, do not hesitate to tell us your story.

Additionally, if you feel we missed anything, please contact us at creightonion@gmail.com

***All of the screenshots used for this story are real incidents from Public Safety’s weekly printed report which can be found at creightonian.com***