College of Brockport: We Did Not Violate Clery Act

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — The Police Benevolent Association (PBA) of New York State has accused the State University of New York College of Brockport for violating the Clery Act.

The accusation stems from a November 2011 incident when a disgruntled expelled Brockport student returned to the campus with a rifle and 500 rounds of ammo located in his trunk, reports Initially, campus police pulled the student over for driving while intoxicated. Authorities then discovered the weapon in his vehicle.

The episode appeared in the campus police blotter the following week, but PBA maintains that the university did not do enough. On the week of Nov. 11, during the school’s family weekend and open house, the group hired a plane to fly over the campus with a sign that read, “Is SUNY Brockport Campus safe 4 students?” The banner directed readers to the group’s Web site, which highlighted four reasons why PBA thinks Brockport is unsafe for students.

The university upholds that it followed protocol in handling the incident, and did not violate the Clery Act.

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