School Closings And Delays

State Police Investigate Alleged Sexual Assault on College Campus

LA PLUME TOWNSHIP -- Walking to and from class, concerns over a reported sexual assault were on the minds of students at Keystone College.

State police are still in the early stages of their investigation

“It was definitely a little shocking I felt it was a little nerve wracking but to know that it was an email that said it was being investigated by the state police made me feel a little bit better that it was being taken care of,” said Ellie Ennis.

Police say a student was forced into a car in the Moffat Hall parking lot where they were taken to an unknown location where they were then sexually assaulted.

Keystone students tell Newswatch 16 they received an email saying the college notified state police and we advised students to take extra caution.

Taylor Tavares is a senior resident assistant at Keystone College.

On top of that Taylor is also part of "It's On Us" club on campus. The national campaign works to provide students with information to stop sexual assault from happening on college campuses.

“Across the board, it’s known as the red zone when freshman first come in and when they first come to college is when they are most vulnerable to sexual assault,” Taylor Tavares.

Taylor says her group will continue to educate and help students with any sexual assault issues.

“We have a lot of options here we have student conduct and campus safety we also have health services here we have counseling here. We offer counseling and we are here for them 24/7,” said Tavares.


  • Archie Beal

    Armed…that is a ridiculous idea…the the last thing we would need. Immature college kids running around with firearms. We need to band together and have firearms ridded from society. Firearms are not the answer. They are the problem and the root of the violence. I was at a fair last week and I was disgusted by the nonsensical t shirts being sold that promoted firearms. Totally senseless and something a hill billy would wear. The 2nd ammendment needs to be abolished for the betterment of our society!

    • Archie is a troll

      So what part of the freak show were you at the fair? The rat-faced troll – half-rat, half troll? Immature college kids: Yeah, it’s a good thing they don’t have ‘kids’ in their 20’s flying fighter jets, bombers, and attack helicopters. It would be really scary to have them driving tanks or operating nuclear submarines.

  • Rurbanite

    ” Walking to and from class, concerns over a reported sexual assault were on the minds of students at Keystone College.” My God, don’t you people have editors? This is a nonsensical sentence. Were the concerns walking to and from class?

  • Rurbanite

    Why refer to the student as “they”? Is this an attempt to erase the gender of the student, which seems to make no sense, unless perhaps the student self-identifies as non-conforming gender. I think WNEP needs to explain its style manual as it relates to gender.

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