Campus security measures still strong 11 years after dorm attack - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Campus security measures still strong 11 years after dorm attack

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BOWLING GREEN, KY (WAVE) - It's been eleven years since the murder of Katie Autry. The freshman at Western Kentucky University died in the hospital after she was raped and burned in her dorm room. Officials at the university are still taking extreme measures to ensure all students have a safe experience on campus. 

Security teams at WKU began implementing safety procedures for freshmen as early as a week before the semester officially begins. 

"We work with fraternities and sororities and talk about alcohol abuse and other things that will help keep them safe," said Bob Skipper of WKU media relations. "It's just a major priority for us. In addition, we've taken advantage of technology that has become available in increasing the number of closed circuit TVs that we have across campus." 

Campus officials say they have upgraded their notification systems and now provide an escort service with campus cadets and police. 

WKU has also instituted a rape aggression defense program that informs students how to protect themselves. 

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