Herkimer College Stabbing

Herkimer College Stabbing

An early morning stabbing leaves one student injured and another with a criminal record.

An early morning stabbing leaves one student injured and another with a criminal record.

Around 2 a.m., a female student at Herkimer College was stabbed in the shoulder blade.  According to the college, 19-year-old Inesha Briggs stabbed another student with a kitchen knife.  She was taken to the hospital and released.  Briggs was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.  She is temporarily suspended until after a judicial hearing.  The college released this statement saying it was an isolated incident and for some students, that makes a huge difference.

"I feel safe because it happened insid, it wasn't like a gang or anything.  It was like a one-on-one type of thing," says Raymond Hyman, student.

"I feel safe.  I feel like nothing is really going to happen.  I feel like all the college kids are normal over here for the most part," says Kristoff Miller, student.

Many agreed that they felt safe on campus and for some they attributed that feeling to a diligent campus safety presence. And even a late night walk after a study session leaves no room to worry.

"No, not at all because campus safety is always around.  And campus safety they do their job here and there so I feel safe," says Ramik Smith, student.

Some campuses have systems like blue lights.  They're scattered across college campuses and in case of an emergency, a student could quickly hit a button and campus safety could respond.  Some believe this could be a helpful addition.

"That'd be a good idea, that'd be a great idea actually," says Miller.

Eyewitness News tried to speak with Herkimer college public safety but they declined to comment at this time.  And this stabbing does come after a stabbing that happened a month ago also on campus.

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