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Four Hopkins Students Robbed on the First Day of School

2 Written by: | Friday, Aug 30, 2013 10:00am

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Oh dear:  four female Johns Hopkins undergrads were robbed at gunpoint during the school’s move-in day on Wednesday, the university’s security team reports.

The circumstances of this particular crime — teenage perps; a gun; no suspects located — will sound familiar enough to anyone who’s lived in Baltimore long enough to get mugged (or to know someone who’s been mugged). But there’s something exceedingly sad — even by Baltimore standards — about getting held up on your first day of school.

It’s worth bearing in mind, though, that the overwhelming number of crimes in Baltimore are perpetrated against young, black males. Johns Hopkins students also benefit from the university’s 200-person strong private security team, which includes 55 full-time officers — not that they seemed to have been of much use in this particular situation. And, though I’m sure it’s not much comfort if you got robbed this week, no Baltimore-area colleges made it onto Business Insider’s list of the nation’s most dangerous campuses.

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  • BaltoChick

    Sigh….way to go Baltimore. Doing your part to continue to make us look like the armpit of the East Coast. How embarrassing.

  • planetmom

    I always wonder what kind of discussions families have in, say, Iowa when their child gets into their dream college and it’s Hopkins. Small comfort we are not the most dangerous place to attend college



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