Parking, pot, major items for campus safety in April
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 19:04
Students are experiencing accidents in the parking structure, according to Long Beach Police Department Lt. Julie Prior, head of LBCC campus safety.
“Students need to slow down and use caution as they are negotiating around the curves of the structure,” Prior said.
In April, the police department took a few accident reports in the parking structure.
Ana Arce, 23, a political science major, said, “I experience bad drivers all the time in the parking structure.” Arce said students speed in the structure because they are in a hurry to get to class. “Students should come in a little earlier to give them some time to find parking.”
Not all students said students drive poorly in the structure. Alex Marshall, a 21-year-old chemistry major, said, “I’ve never had a problem or seen students speeding.”
Police also issued misdemeanor citations for possession of marijuana to two students, according to Prior.
“The college has a zero tolerance policy for drugs. Smoking marijuana, even for medicinal purposes, is not allowed on campus,” Prior said.
Unattended items have also been a problem on campus. Reports were made after cellular phones and a laptop were taken.