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Georgia Southern warns for possible health risks to students

News release issued by Georgia Southern University: 

Georgia Southern University Statement on Possible Health Risk to Students

"Georgia Southern University received an anonymous report of a potential health danger to our students that we determined to be a credible threat," said Dean of Students Patrice Buckner-Jackson.

The University is taking action to issue a warning to our students about the potential threat from an HIV infected male. At Georgia Southern, we strive to teach our students to make informed decisions. The safety and well-being of our students remain our top priorities."

Here is the letter from Dean Jackson that was sent to all Georgia Southern students this morning: 

"The Department of Public Safety has been informed of a potential danger in the form of an HIV positive individual who may be knowingly and intentionally infecting his sexual partners. The subject is reportedly an attractive, well-kempt, well-dressed African American male who is in his mid-thirties, but could appear to be in his mid-twenties.  He may portray himself as a world traveler who has lived in New York City, Philadelphia and Atlanta. He may also report living in smaller towns like Savannah, Statesboro, Augusta, Macon and Vidalia. He is masculine and dominant, has tattoos and sometimes wears glasses and/or facial hair.

While he has been known to target men, the subject presents a risk to anyone with whom he has intimate contact. He has been known to approach a victim, gain his trust and move into the victim's home. He may tell the victim he has a recording studio and can assist with a recording career. He has also been known to claim that he works as an HIV counselor/assistant.  

If you believe that you have been a victim of this subject, please call Captain Terry Briley at the University Department of Public Safety at (912) 478-5234. There are resources available to assist you.

All students should remember to be cautious and safe.  Do not engage in unsafe sexual practices. Be cautious when granting individuals access to your living spaces. Report any suspicious incidents to the Department of Public Safety."

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