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ESU moves forward with updated security measures for campus

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - East Stroudsburg University said it is making good on its promise to increase campus security.

The school says they started discussing increasing security after several violent crimes on campus in 2017.

In late January, an ESU student was stabbed on campus and in December a pizza delivery driver was shot and killed.

Police said neither of those crimes were committed by ESU students and are unusual, but they are adding measures to help everyone feel safe.

The university said they plan to hire additional police and security officers, increasing the force from 11 to about 15 officers.

The school said they also plan to add about 100 to 200 more security cameras on campus over the next year or so.

Vice President for Administration and Finance, Kenneth Long, said ESU won't be raising tuition or fees to do so but will find the money within the existing budget.

"We want the campus to be the safest place in Monroe County...when you come on this campus we want you to feel safe," Long said.

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