BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Some parents say crime has gotten so bad on LSU’s campus that they’re now using tracking apps to make sure their child is safe.

“It frightens me to death. Every night I check the Life360 to make sure he is somewhere safe,” said mother Kimberly Saliga.

In the span of one week, LSU Police responded to a shooting and two separate attempts of kidnapping.

The most recent crime involved a DoorDash delivery driver. On Monday, LSU Police arrested, Lazariel Archilla, who they say kidnapped a student after dropping off their food. Archilla was arrested and charged with simple battery and simple assault, according to LSU Police.

Lazariel Archilla

DoorDash has since banned the suspect from the app. The company provided this statement:

What has been reported is terrifying and deeply disturbing, and we are reaching out to the victim to offer our support. We have banned the alleged perpetrator from our platform and are assisting law enforcement with their investigation. No one should ever have to go through something like this and we hope justice is served. 

Statement from a DoorDash spokesperson

Saliga is the mother of a student entering his third year at LSU. She said there is not enough police presence on campus.

“I am just shocked,” she said. “There should be gates at one side of that campus. Period. End of story.”

LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard said the university is working to increase safety.

The university will implement the following safety measures:

  • New security camera system
  • Upgrading lighting
  • Stationing police officers around residence halls at night
  • The university’s 60 full-time police officers will also continue to patrol 24/7

Anyone with more information regarding the recent crimes is urged to contact LSUPD. For campus police information, click here.