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Student injured in possible assault

Sam Davis | Wednesday, April 29, 2009

According to a South Bend Tribune report, an 18-year-old Saint Mary’s College student was found injured Saturday morning after possibly being drugged.

According to the report, the police found the woman on the 5600 block of Zappia Drive behind a house. The student was found after a suspicious person was reported in the area.

The South Bend Tribune report said the student had several cuts on her legs and was bleeding. Reports said the woman looked as though she was sobbing. She had no shoes and her clothes disheveled.

According to the South Bend Tribune, the woman did not know the events leading up to the police arriving on the scene. The woman said she was a guest at a house party near the scene, hosted by students from the University of Notre Dame.

The Tribune report said police tested the girl for alcohol use, and she showed a .18 percent blood alcohol level. The girl reported she did not know where she got her injuries. One officer who filed the report said the girl appeared to be more drugged rather than intoxicated.

According to the South Bend Tribune, the woman was taken back to Saint Mary’s College where her friends took her to the hospital for medical care. The investigation will be continued, with possible charges for assault as a result.

The South Bend Police Department could not be reached for comment.

The Observer also reported Monday that four male Notre Dame students and one Saint Mary’s student reported they were robbed over the weekend. The students reported an encounter with a group of men around 11 p.m. Saturday night on the 1200 block of East Chalfant Street, according to a South Bend Tribune report.