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Kailey Cota

USC students, Five Points patrons report being drugged

The Daily Gamecock obtained three Columbia Police Department incident reports dated between October and November 2020 detailing incidents of students being unknowingly drugged in Five Points bars. The scope of these incidents is unknown, as most victims don't report their stories to the police, according to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. 

Lack of Carolina Alert after October homicide 'troubling' to lawyers

After a USC student committed a homicide within walking distance of campus, USCPD considered him to be “armed and dangerous" yet did not send out a Carolina Alert because those are not required in situations that have “already occurred, and that we don't believe is currently a risk,” according to university spokesperson Jeff Stensland. An attorney said he believes the university might have violated the U.S. Department of Education's Clery Act in doing so.

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