“I’ll press it if you don’t leave me alone!”
That was the vow one California State University, Chico student yelled at a suspicious man who had been following her on campus. According to The Orion student newspaper, the sophomore communications major quickly ran to a Code Blue emergency blue light phone she spotted near the Wildcat Recreation Center. The man then left when she threatened to call police.
“I was praying for a miracle the whole time,” Mckenna Mays told the student newspaper. “I don’t even want to think about what could have happened if that phone wasn’t there.”
The phone Mays found is one of 40 located throughout campus that connects directly to the Chico Police Department when the button is activated. With nearly 4,000 new students arriving annually, and more than 17,000 students overall, Chico State is striving to ensure everyone on campus has effective access to first responders that will help keep them safe.
That’s why Code Blue is dedicated to providing a wide range of diverse emergency communication solutions that can bolster the safety and security at college and university environments like Chico State. To learn more about how Code Blue can benefit your location, call 800-205-7186 or contact an authorized Code Blue Representative.