November 5th, 2012
Did you hear about the incident that took place at The University of Technology (Utech) on Thursday November 1? If you did not, here is the short version of the story.
According to reports, two male students were caught in a compromising position in one of the bathrooms on the University’s Papine Campus. They were chased by a group of persons and one escaped, while the other was caught and taken to the Guard Room at the entrance of the campus.
The student was physically assaulted by some on-duty security guards employed by the contracted security company, Marksman Ltd. while numerous other students surrounded the Guard Room shouting obscenities and demanding that the student be released so that he could be harmed. The student was however rescued and removed from the campus.
Although The University’s administration, the University’s Students’ Union, Marksman Ltd. and several other organizations have strongly condemned the assault on the student by the security guards, there are individuals who believe that this assault was justified.
Personally, I believe that physically assaulting this student cannot in any way be justified, but that is only my opinion. What are your thoughts on this incident? Go ahead and have your say…