BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — On Friday, LSU President William F. Tate IV and other university officials met with business owners in the Tigerland area to develop solutions to keep students and other customers safe.
After the recent death of student Madison Brooks, a bar in the Tigerland area’s license has been suspended for serving alcohol to people younger than 21. Brooks was 19 years old with a blood alcohol level (BAC) four times the legal limit when she was struck by vehicles and killed.
LSU released a statement after meeting with Tigerland bar owners:
Today, LSU President William F. Tate IV and University leaders met with Tigerland-area business owners to discuss solutions to the specific issues surrounding underage drinking. While the broad participation and engagement from these business owners is encouraging, this meeting is just the first step toward identifying and implementing lasting solutions to protect LSU students. These solutions will include new safety and security infrastructure for the communities outside our gates, as well as increased enforcement against those who create unsafe environments for the young people of our city. Our work continues, and we will need to form a unified front in our efforts toward the prevention of violence in all its forms.Cody Worsham