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Student assault has UK on alert

By: Brittany Pelletz Email
By: Brittany Pelletz Email

Some students at UK are feeling uneasy, with no one caught for Sunday's attack. "It's really scary. He's still out there and he could do it again easily," said one student.

The victim tells police she was attacked on South Limestone, near the Washington Avenue intersection, about 2:30am on August 5th. She told police there may have been two people involved, but could only give police a vague description of one of the men.

Ellie Gray, a junior at UK, says she is trying to avoid going anywhere alone, and is taking precautions to keep herself and her friends safe. "We make sure to always look over our shoulders, and avoid going out too much at night," said Gray.

She received word about the attack through email, and says she's glad the university let students know that it happened. "It's definitely good they're letting people know that it happened. People need to know. It could happen to anyone," said Gray.

Students will be back in class at UK in just a couple of weeks. Students already on campus say they hope Lexington Police find the people responsible for the attack soon, so students can feel more at ease when they return to campus.

Lexington police are asking for help from the public. Anyone with information about the attack is urged to call Lexington Police.


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