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What We Know About the Nova Southeastern Student Sexual Assaults

One Broward college campus was rocked yesterday morning with grisly news of two students being victimized during a sexual assault. Two Nova Southeastern University students were allegedly attacked the night before, sending some nasty shockwaves through the campus. Although only a little information has squeezed out about the situation. This is what we know now.

On Monday evening, two female NSU students were allegedly sexually assaulted by two unknown males, according to information released in a phone call that went out to the student body. The students met the men for drinks at an off-campus bar. The two women felt that something may have been put into their drinks.

The men took the women to an off-campus apartment, where they were allegedly assaulted. The men then drove the victims back to NSU, where the students were allegedly assaulted again in their dorms.

The students reported the incident at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday. By 9:46 a.m., an alert was shot out to the student body via phone message. The Sun Sentinel reports a campus police vehicle was spotted outside the residence hall where the assault happened.

When contacted for comment, NSU's Brandon Hensler released the following statement to New Times:

There is an ongoing police investigation regarding the reported sexual assault of two female NSU students, during which time we cannot comment on any specifics. Nova Southeastern University takes the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors very seriously; Public Safety and the administration are fully cooperating with Davie Police on this investigation, and we are doing all that we can to work with our students to ensure their continued safety.

Davie Police are investigating the incident. Right now, the only information they've released is that the suspects are believed to be driving a black Nissan 350Z.

"At this time, I do not believe they are a threat to any other students there," Davie PD'S Capt. Dale Engle told CBSMiami. "But we want people to be aware of their surroundings. When you meet people, do not take them on face value. Get to know them before you go places with them."

New Times will update you as more information becomes available. Check back.

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