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CofC emails safety tips to students living downtown after burglary incident

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The College of Charleston emailed tips for safe living downtown after an aggravated assault and burglary at the home of three College of Charleston students early Wednesday morning.

The College of Charleston send out emails after events it considers serious as part of the Jeanne Clery Act. The emails include simple tips like locking doors and windows. There were also more uncommon tips like putting emergency contacts in your phone or marking and photographing objects for easier recovery in case they're stolen.

Charleston police say  two men and a woman forced their way into the apartment at 132 Smith Street and assaulted one of the male students living there at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. The victim's roommates left the house quickly and nothing was taken but some students living downtown told Live 5 News the incident is a reminder to lock your doors and don't open the door for people you don't know.

Students downtown said they're not worried about safety and suggests students stay close to campus if possible. The school gives information to students at orientation about safe living downtown.

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