I know the 21st Century is all about feelings, but some reality needs to creep in now and again. Campus Edge landlord increasing security following death of tenant.
I know this is another Neighbors Were Shocked story, which makes 3 in 2 days. I think it is a sign of the times.
A shooting occurred. One person died. Another was rushed to the local hospital. Residents of this “off-campus” apartment complex are disturbed that their studies could be interrupted by the Real World™.
“Do you feel safe living there?” Asked 7New Reporter Stefany Bornman.
“After 2 days? Not so much, but before that, I would say yeah,” Rossen told 7News.
So what was different 3 days ago? She was ignorant of the fact that she lives in The Real World™ where crime can, and sometimes does happen. She thought – because she is a college student – that she was guaranteed a crime-free existence. And actually that apartment complex is not a crime-free oasis.
According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office since 2007, there’s been 465 incident reports filed by different Campus Edge tenants for a slew of offenses.
Even if most of those are on the level of littering, or “he’s being mean,” or “Make him stop looking at me,” (which is the kind of thing I expect from college students today) some of them are probably for serious offenses.
But if you can read this posting, even if you are sitting in the middle of a college campus, you are in that Real World, and you should plan accordingly.