By Jahlil Howard/Delta Staff Writer
After an unknown suspect exposed himself to a woman on campus, some students say their sense of safety has been affected.
According to an email alert sent by Heath Morgan, vice president of student affairs, the incident took place on Conway Street between the Malcolm Center and Burns Athletic Center. The woman, a student at Missouri Valley College, reported that a car pulled up beside her and the male occupant was masturbating.
The man, described as being in his late 20s, reportedly drove away and the woman was not physically harmed. The suspect’s vehicle is reported to be a black Pontiac.
Valley student Sakina Komuro said the incident left her with a frightening feeling.
“Personally, I had the same experience in Japan when I was 12 years old and that brought back memories. That’s why I was scared,” she said. “Yes, I don’t feel safe because I know that some people have guns and remember the flashbacks to the shooting that occurred on campus.”
Rylee Mills, student and member of the MVC cheer team, said that as a male he feels safe on campus. However, the incident has changed the way he looks at things.
“I just really watch my surroundings now,” he said. “No one should ever have to go through anything like that.”
Morgan said public safety officers are on duty and ready to provide assistance to students.
“In order for students to stay safe, you can always call public safety at anytime and they will escort you,” he said.