Walking in the dark at Valle Verde

October 25, 2016

  With Halloween right around the corner I think this is the perfect timing to talk about this issue at the Valle Verde Campus.


A few weeks ago I left school around 9 p.m. it was a Monday night.

 

I’ve never been at the school that late so I had no idea what the situation was going to be like.

 

When I went out I walked through the new architecture building to the parking lot that is in front of the Student Services building I noticed that it was extremely dark, I couldn’t see a thing. 


Well let me tell you it was one of the scariest things I’ve experienced.

 

I was all on my own and there wasn’t a single light on.

 

I couldn’t even see where I was going. 


I turned my phone light on and kept walking, but I had this strange feeling that someone was walking behind me, so I kept walking, faster this time. 


I was expecting to see a police car or someone walking around, but I was completely on my own. 


It felt like the longest walk I’ve ever had, but it was probably like three minutes or so.

 

I tried calling people so I could be talking to someone, but somehow my phone wasn’t working.

 

It was like something out of a horror movie, but I finally made it to my car and left as quickly as I could. 


When I came back the next day I talked with some friends about it, and a friend told me to not park there again if I new I was going to leave school late. 


Someone else told me that the campus was almost empty at that time so that’s why there wasn’t anyone around.

 

In my mind I thought that it was almost worse if there wasn’t anyone around at that time and there wasn’t an appropriate light, I mean something could definitely happen and no one would notice. 


I don’t know if I was exaggerating or not, but one thing I’m sure about is that no one wants to feel like that ever, and I don’t wish anyone to feel like that. 


We need lighting in that part of the campus because you never know what could happen, so lets not take the risk and start doing something about it. 


I don’t know if other places around campus are the same, or if this is happening in other campuses as well.

 

If this is happening in your campus as well I encourage you to reach to someone, tell us about it, or to the campus police. 


I also encourage you to ask someone that you trust to walk you to your car if you don’t feel safe.

 

You can also contact the police department at 915-831-2200.
 

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