Closed due to kidnapping attempts. Closed due to kidnapping attempts.

University suspends classes in Acapulco after kidnapping attempts

Armed individuals have targeted women on school campuses

Several schools of the Autonomous University of Guerrero (UAGro) have suspended classes after at least six kidnapping attempts targeting female students.

The chancelor of the university said yesterday that armed individuals attempted to kidnap a female student from the school of medicine “but fortunately the car they were traveling in broke down and she was able to get away” but was beaten during the ordeal.

Javier Saldaña Almazán added that a similar attempt was made against another student from the same school, along with two more from the law school, one from nursing and another from a university facility in the La Laja neighborhood.

“For that reason, measures were immediately taken,” he continued.

Some professors charged that assaults by organized crime elements are ongoing around university facilities.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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