UCCI beefs up security after campus ruckus

| 18/11/2020 | 8 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS): The arrival of at least two armed men at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) campus on Tuesday, which led to some sort of altercation believed to have involved at least one student, has seen the college beef up security at the site on Olympic Way. Police were apparently called to the campus yesterday afternoon but by then the men, supposedly armed with machetes and knives, had left.

UCCI officials said that no one was hurt during the altercation but security measures have been heightened, including ID checks for all students and visitors entering either the Grand Cayman or the Cayman Brac campuses.

“We are cooperating with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service with the ongoing investigation,” officials stated in a release. However, they were unable to answer CNS inquiries about whether staff as well as students were involved in the altercation, and whether the lack of security on Tuesday was related to cost cuts at the institution.

“Ongoing investigations are taking place and until we have a better understanding of the incident I can’t confirm any other details,” a spokesperson for UCCI said in response to our questions.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    If there were two men with weapons, then they’re extremely stupid men. People will give names. If they’re charged with weapons offenses, well done them, they’ve graduated to big league stupidity.

  2. Anonymous says:

    A wha diss?

  3. Anonymous says:

    They don’t want to know who it was

  4. Anonymous says:

    Security cameras these days are everywhere including private residences. Everyone has a smartphone with video recording abilities. One would think it is nearly impossible to avoid security cameras, especially in public places such as UCCI.

    • anon says:

      3.59pm How often does security camera footage feature in crime case evidence in Cayman?.

      • Anonymous says:

        Not often as it’s usually filmed on a camera with equivalence to a potato in terms of quality.

      • Anonymous says:

        At least once – the arrests and convictions for 7MB bank robbery a few years ago came from simply following the idiots driving in the getaway car on multiple police cameras back to their apartment where they were promptly arrested. Even with partial masks on it was pretty easy to identify who was who from the bank security cameras.

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