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Parents want better security at SSU

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It was Wednesday when the daughter of Stephen and Pamela Murphy was in her room, in bed. She was safe until a girl they claim their daughter didn't know, knocked on her door.

"My daughter's roommate opened the door, thinking she was a friend of my daughter's when she actually wasn't," said Stephen. 'She approached my daughter, asking her name and then went to attacking her."

This happened a day before a female student was alledgedly raped on campus. 

SSU does not have an identity of the alleged rapist, thus has no idea whether the suspect is a student or not, according to a report from SSU campus police.

According to the Murphys, the girl who assaulted their daughter is not a student, and according to police, neither is the suspect in the rape case. School officials say the two incidents are not related.

The parents of the woman who was attacked in her room - not the alleged rape case - said her female attacker was not a student, according to the SSU campus police report.

Stephen and Pamela contribute "loose" security measures to both incidents.

"People come on that campus day in and day out without any reservations of being stopped by any of the campus police," said Stephen.

"We've done it," said Pamela. "We've gone on just to see does anybody know that we're coming on campus. Nobody knows."

"The safety of the student body, employees and visitors is of utmost importance to university administrators," according to a statement issued Sunday night from SSU.

The Murphys said they want to make sure SSU takes these incidents seriously, and make some changes.

"I'm speaking out because it's my child. I don't want to see this happen to anyone eles's child," said Stephen.

The alleged rape and assualt are both under investigation. No arrests have been made in either incident.

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