• 'It's really terrifying': FSCJ issues alert after man tried to grab female student in bathroom

    By: Russell Colburn

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    A Jacksonville college issued a safety alert Thursday night after campus police said a man tried to grab a female student in a bathroom.

    Florida State College of Jacksonville’s South Campus sent the notification of the suspicious activity after 6 p.m. 

    It states a man tried to grab a woman by her arms in the bathroom of the I-Tower around 2:15 p.m.


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    She was only able to provide a vague description of the suspect.

    Action News Jax spoke with students like Winter Hughes about the concern.

    “It’s scary, as someone who has classes at night when it’s darker out and some people do leave at different times, where some people will leave class early and they won’t have someone to walk them to their car or anything,” Hughes said.  “Especially as a female, it’s really terrifying.”

    Campus police said the student didn’t want to file a report, but that this was made in an abundance of caution.

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