Savannah State University is relatively small, with about 5,000 students. But it recently counted more aggravated assaults and weapons-related arrests than any other public university in Georgia.
One former student (still) doesn’t feel safe. Paige Bullard was raped at gunpoint during her junior year at Savannah State. Abda Quillian represented Paige Bullard; late last year a Chatham County jury ordered Savannah State’s Real Estate Foundation and the University System of Georgia to pay millions in damages to her for failing to provide security measures like surveillance footage monitoring.
Meanwhile, Quillian has four other clients making similar cases: another rape survivor and three shooting victims. She says “the link between the cases is there’s not adequate security to protect students.”
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