ECU Students React To Kidnapping On Campus

We spoke to 3 freshmen women who say they walk to the parking lot on Reade and Third street in Greenville at least twice a week, sometimes at night. It's the same parking lot where a female student was kidnapped Monday. The daytime kidnapping Monday has many students fearful.

Surveillance video From Monday shows the suspect walking through campus and approaching the victim. The cameras in the lot were obstructed by the trees, so if a gun was shown or not is still under investigation. Students say they feel this type of crime could happen anywhere.

"I feel this kind of thing is something that could happen with someone else too, that someone else could come and do the same thing." said ECU student Christen Quattlebaum.

ECU Police Chief Scott Shelton says officers are increasing their patrols and asked other agencies to help report any suspicious activities.


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  • by OpenCarry on Apr 30, 2011 at 09:37 PM
    The charge for possessing a firearm on a college campus in NC for someone not affiliated with the school is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. But if you are a law-abiding citizen, and hold a concealed carry permit, and are a student, and carry a gun on college property is it a CLASS G FELONY... How is that right, just, or fair? When the thugs can get off with a slap on the wrist, but law-abiding students or faculty who have had State and Federal background checks can be charged with a FELONY for exercising their Second Amendment rights, and trying to protect themselves, something is SERIOUSLY wrong with our society...
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Apr 27, 2011 at 04:16 AM
    There is a severe lack of "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" mentality in Pitt County. Two parent, traditional families that take their children to church on Sundays are becoming the exception.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 at 08:04 PM
    We do not live in a safe world. Think car accidents are the actual #1 threat to the well being of young people nowadays. It's an individual choice as to where they go to school. Even as a 6'1" strong male, practice personal security everywhere I go. Have a strong handgun within my reach right now hidden in my couch. Such is life on the world.
  • by AC Location: ENC on Apr 26, 2011 at 07:41 PM
    @ former student. Didn't the president of student council get hijacked and killed at chapel hill a few years ago.This type of situation can happen anywhere at any college campus. it doesn't matter what school you go to. Just be aware and protect yourself.
  • by Former student Location: Greenville on Apr 26, 2011 at 06:37 PM
    I am officially quitting ECU and going to Chapel Hill where it is much safer.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 at 07:26 PM in reply to Former student
      It is no ones responsibility to protect you except for yourself.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011 at 07:36 PM in reply to Former student
      It would be interesting to know the true stats. as to the relative safety of different UNC campuses. A few years back, the Student Body President at UNC-CH was hit with a shotgun blast to the face. She held her hand up to block the blast.
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