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September 10, 2014

Paintball gun harassment on campus  week prior to 9/10/2014

The Cornell University Police Department is investigating a pattern of harassment of students with projectiles from a paintball gun. Over the past week Cornell Police have received several reports of students being targeted with a paintball gun discharged from a moving vehicle. In all cases, students reported seeing a black or dark-colored sedan drive by them as they were struck by a paintball. There is no further description of the vehicle or any of its occupants. These incidents occurred at different locations on Sept. 4 and Sept. 9 between 5:45 p.m. and 11 p.m. This behavior is intolerable on campus or off. Cornell Police remind everyone that any sort of weapon that fires a projectile is illegal on campus under New York State Law. These investigations are continuing and we strongly encourage anyone who has been a victim of this harassment or has information about these incidents to contact the Cornell University Police at 607-255-1111. This information posted: 2014-09-10 17:11:21 -0400 For updates go to < http://www.cornell.edu/about/status/ > Call 911 in emergencies on and off campus. Report any suspicious activity on campus to the Cornell University Police by calling 255-1111. All suspicious activity off campus should be reported to the Ithaca City Police Department at 272-3245. Take advantage of Cornell's Blue Light services: Blue Light emergency telephones on campus have direct lines to Cornell Police and the Blue Light bus service operates daily from 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. To request the Blue Light escort service for a night escort around campus and the immediate area, use a Blue Light phone or call 255-7373. This message is posted for the Cornell community in compliance with the "Timely Notice" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 < http://www.securityoncampus.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=271&Itemid=60 > Cornell University Police G2 Barton Hall 911 - For emergencies 255-1111 - Business (non-emergency) line

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