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CMU Addressing Safety Concerns Following Mt. Pleasant Robberies

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Central Michigan University is monitoring the latest on the series of recent armed robberies in Mt. Pleasant and trying to address parent and student concerns.

The university says you should never risk your life to protect money or property.

C.M.U has received several calls from parents who want their children carrying pepper spray, which the university currently does not allow.

None of the robberies happened on campus but the university wants to make sure everyone knows how to stay safe.

"What I'm advising students is go about your life, try to reduce your risk where you can, being with people versus by oneself. If you're on the street carry yourself assertively," said C.M.U. self defense expert Steve Thompson.

The university says it will address any safety concerns from parents, students, visitors, and staff.

Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Tony Zyber have more on how the university is responding to the robberies.

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