Officials at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, recently held a fair to boost awareness of personal safety around the campus. The event was open to everyone from students to staff and offered tips on both personal safety and property protection, ABC affiliate KTKA reports.
The fair, which featured a number of prominent guests, was sponsored by the Washburn Student Government Association in conjunction with the 2011 Leadership Greater Topeka class. Most notably, the state's attorney general Derek Schmidt and Topeka police chief Ron Miller made an appearance for the cause. While the event included a number of presentations, student resource officer Sheri Jackson said there was one big takeaway message.
"You know, if you see something out, go up and politely say, 'hey, you know, this could happen to you.' You know, it's just helping to get the awareness out," she told the news source.
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