Opinion: Texas Tech University’s Campus Is Not Completely Safe [Video]
Last week on The Chad Hasty Show, Chad talked about the recent events on the Texas Tech University campus that included apparent drug use and possibly sales, as well as the murder of a Tech police officer that culminated in a foot chase and arrest of the suspect on the campus.
While reviewing recent news articles about the event, the use and sales of drugs on campus, and the statements by leaders at the university regarding the safety of the school, Hasty said:
When you've just had a Texas Tech police officer shot and killed...and by the way, the timeline: It took thirty minutes for Tech Alert to go out. Another event that happened, apparently, there was a shot fired in this guy's dorm room, and the campus wasn't shut down. OK, there are three events right there that tell me, Texas Tech is not a completely safe campus. It might be safe compared to the south side of Chicago, but you can't tell me it's a completely safe campus.
Hasty continued, saying:
You have to stop thinking of these universities as [safe] bubbles. You have to move beyond that or else, these things are going to continue to happen...You just had a Texas Tech police officer who was shot and killed by an alleged drug dealer and drug user on a college campus who fired a gun inside one of your dorms, and the college wasn't shut down. Don't tell me that everything's fine in Raiderland.
Summing up the situation and questioning whether or not administrators are actually facing up the real problems, Hasty said:
He ran across campus twice...This could have been a lot worse for Texas Tech University, and I don't know if they know that.
Listen to the segments from the show in the video above.
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