It is the intent of this publication to increase community awareness to the fact that crime occurs on our campuses.Further, it is our hope that such knowledge will provide a basis for the enhancement of institutional and personal crime prevention strategies to keep the criminal elements out of our communities.According to a nationwide survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, approximately one in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped, or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.And according to a study done by the Department of Justice, girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate-partner violence -- almost triple the national average.The duty of every Campus Police officer is to undertake the task of providing the BC community with a safe and peaceful environment in order that the College realizes its educational, research and community service goals.Campus Police officers are duly sworn peace officers as defined in South Carolina Penal Code.The teens testified that fractured relationships with parents often keep students from confiding in the adults about what's going on with their boyfriends or girlfriends, such as whether abusive patterns are emerging or getting worse.Under provisions of the bill, a court would be able to issue a protection order to someone who is 16 or 17, but would be under a 24-hour window to notify a parent or guardian.
The data has been integrated in a statistical format for better understanding.
Students from Ridge View High School in Columbia recently testified before a Statehouse panel supporting legislation that better defines teen dating violence."Statistics show that one in three teenagers will experience teenage dating violence," Ridge View student Micayla Hayden told members of the Senate."This means out of the eight teenagers in our group here today, at least two of us will be physically, emotionally or sexually abused by a dating partner, friend or acquaintance."The school's focus on abuse started out as a project for a group of students after the murder of Rock Hill 18-year-old Sierra Landry. Landry was shot and killed by her estranged boyfriend, Tanner Crolley, in 2013.
Crolley is serving a 30-year prison sentence for her murder.
We were planning a new path in life as a family and for her.
But Crolley began calling our home, cussing at us, threatening us, and demanding to speak with Sierra. No matter where Sierra went, it seemed Crolley was there or not far behind.