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Wheaton Issues Warning of Off-Campus Attacks

The warning reminds students to use caution when patronizing local businesses where alcohol is served.

At 4:23 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Wheaton College students received a public safety alert urging them not to leave the campus alone due to an alleged attack on a student.

Norton Police Lieutenant Todd Jackson sent out a statement Sunday saying that the matter is still under investigation and no other information is available.

Below is the email sent out to students:

To the Wheaton Community:

A Wheaton student was allegedly sexually assaulted by an employee of a nearby Norton establishment frequented by Wheaton students. An investigation by the Norton Police Department is continuing. 

Students are reminded, as always, to use caution when patronizing local businesses where alcohol is served. Avoid high levels of intoxication. Remain with friends. Do not travel alone. 

If you have information about this or other incidents, please contact Wheaton Public Safety at 286-8213 or the Norton Police at 285-3300.  

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