CYPRESS – The stabbings that left 14 people injured at Lone Star College’s Cy-Fair campus, mark the second attack to rock the college system this year.
In January, three people were shot outside an academic building at Lone Star’s North Harris campus.
So how common are violent crimes at Lone Star’s six campuses?
By law, colleges and universities have to report serious crimes to the U.S. Department of Education.
The KHOU 11 News I-Team reviewed those records and found that system-wide, Lone Star’s campuses averaged less than one serious crime a month during 2009, 2010, and 2011, the most recent year on filed with the Department of Education.
In all, the college reported 23 offenses during those three years.
Eight of those crimes occurred at the Cy-Fair campus, the scene of Tuesday’s stabbings.
- 3 aggravated assaults
- 1 robbery
- 1 forcible sex offense
Not included in those numbers is the January 22, 2013 shooting at Lone Star’s North Harris campus.
Trey Foster, 22, faces aggravated assault charges in that case, is scheduled to be arraigned on those charges later this month.
The I-Team also checked with the director of the Texas School Safety Center.
Dr. Victoria Calder said that Lone Star College is up-to-date in its reporting of emergency operations plans, training, as well as safety and security audits.
However, state law makes the audits’ findings, including any vulnerability that could affect student safety, confidential.