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Temple University parents demand more cops

Parents ask the university to protect their kids

Parents of students want to see more cops on and around campus to address crime issues.

A group of 40 to 50 parents have communicated regularly with school officials for the past six months since someone shot and killed a 21-year-old Temple student in November.

“The city set its all-time record for homicides in 2021, with 562 deaths, and is maintaining that pace so far this year,” National Public Radio reported in April. “Homicides aside, last year about 1,800 people were shot and wounded.”

The parents have formed a “Rapid Response team” to advocate for greater campus safety.

The Temple News reported:

Despite many students leaving campus during the summer, the Rapid Response team plans to continue advocating for a more efficient [shuttle bus] system, walking routes with a heavier presence near Main Campus, safety education for students

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