Crime and Public Safety
NC university alerts students about reports of drugged drinks; most recent incident was this weekend
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Local Charlotte News — Wake Forest University is alerting students after receiving three reports of drugged drinks.
The most recent incident was this weekend, according to Wake Alert.
The university released the following statement:
“Wake Forest takes these allegations seriously, and the Winston-Salem Police Department is investigating the latest incident. Students are reminded that putting a drug in another person’s drink is illegal and dangerous. In addition to being a crime, inducing incapacitation violates the University’s Student Code of Conduct and our culture of valuing each other with respect and dignity.
The following are personal safety recommendations for environments where alcohol is served:
- Know what you’re drinking.
- Don’t leave a drink unattended.
- Don’t accept drinks from people you don’t know or trust.
- Be aware of sudden changes in how your body feels. Signs a drink may have been drugged include feeling woozy, drowsy, having trouble making decisions, difficulty in moving or controlling your muscles, and/or experiencing mental confusion.
- Seek medical attention immediately. Many of these drugs leave the body quickly, within 12 to 72 hours.
More information about alcohol safety and drugging is available on the RAINN website here and here, as well as on the website of the Office on Women’s Health.
Look out for each other: If you see signs of someone in trouble, or someone who might be inducing incapacitation, step in. Report the incident to law enforcement and contact one of the resources listed below for support. Tips on how to assist someone who may have been drugged are here.
The following University resources are available for confidential information and support:
Safe Office: [Confidential]
Helpline 24/7: 336-758-5285, Reynolds Gym, B104-107
Student Health Service: [Confidential]
336-758-5218, Lower Level of Reynolds Gymnasium
University Counseling Center: [Confidential]
336-758-5273, Reynolda Hall, Room 117
Office of the Chaplain: [Confidential]
336-758-5017, Reynolda Hall, Suite 8
Wake Forest University Title IX Office
336-758-7258, Reynolda Hall, Room 307
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Resources:
Winston-Salem Police Department
911 in an emergency
Family Services/Forsyth County
24/7 Sexual Assault help line: 336-722-4457
24/7 Domestic Violence help line: 336-723-8125
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center [Confidential]
Medical Center Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center [Confidential]
3333 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27103″
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