|Updated: 11/09/2011 10:46 pm
||Published: 11/09/2011 10:44 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – 12 groups canvassed the UALR campus Wednesday night searching for potential safety hazards. The teams looked for lights that were burned out or otherwise not working, broken phones, and dark places on campus.
The group safety search comes one month after UALR student Patricia Guardado disappeared on her way to campus. However, this is the 11th consecutive year that the university has performed the safety check.
In all, the sweep found about 20 lights that were not working, or about 1% of the total outdoor lights at UALR. They also flagged two blue light emergency phones that were not working, possibly because of all of the testing.
Given the outcry regarding public safety on campus in the aftermath of the Patricia Guardado disappearance, very few students were on hand for the safety tour.
David Millay, UALR Vice Chancellor was not concerned. “"Some years we get a lot. Some years, we only get two or three. No, I'm not disappointed. I mean, they have their agendas, they're studying and, you know, doing things and we appreciate their input."