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UNA to Host Campus Safety Meeting in Wake of Rape on Campus

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FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama will host an open forum tonight to discuss campus safety and the recent rape on campus.

The meeting takes place at 8 p.m. in Towers Hall on the UNA campus.

In an e-mail to students, vice president of student affairs David Shields said members of the university are discussing the issues of violence and violence against women in an effort to come up with programs and resources to help the campus.

"Acts of violence and violence against women have no place at the University of North Alabama," Shields wrote in the e-mail. "We will not tolerate any action that threatens or harms members of our community."

Police arrested three 19-year-old men for the Saturday night attack at Rivers Hall and charged them with rape. Two of them, Deandre Alexander Harrison and Eddrick Harris, are UNA football players. They have been suspended from the team while the case is under investigation.

Police also arrested D'Anthony Juqua Byrd, who is not a UNA student, and said more people could be charged.

According to Shields, the university is providing support and guidance to the female student.

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