Police say they are investigating reports that University of Guelph students have been mixed with an unknown substance in multiple events.
In a statement Sunday, Guelph police said the information was provided by the university, which also issued a security advisory over the weekend.
A spokesperson for the university wrote security warning bulletins that were posted on campus and emails were sent to students living at the residence.
Investigators said two complaints are related to a recent party at a house in the far south of the city, while two others are related to a “small gathering on campus” in August.
According to the university, “Sept. On December 17, there were reports of students who believe that a foreign substance was unknowingly placed in their drinks during an off-campus party.
“In August, two students reported to the CSO (Campus Security Office) that they felt unwell after drinking substances outside on campus … The University takes these situations seriously.”
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Police said no assaults or physical injuries were reported.
“We strive to provide living, working and learning environments that are safe, respectful and free from all acts of violence, including sexual violence. We remind students of the need to be vigilant, ”the university statement continued.
Investigators said they are working with the University of Guelph campus police.
If anyone has information about the incidents, or believes they could be victims, they are asked to call Sergeant Jeff Taylor of the Guelph Police Service Special Victims Unit at 519-824-1212, ext. 7333 or Crime Stoppers Anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
Students can also contact the CSO at 519-840-5000, ext. 2000.
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