The recent bombings in New York have intensified conversations about terrorism as officials work to determine if the explosions were acts of terror.
7News reporter Paige Madden went to the Wheeling Jesuit University campus to see if both local and out-of-town students feel safe here in Wheeling, and if terrorism is something on their minds.
“Around here, no, not really because it’s such a…Wheeling is not a large area like New York, for example. So, no it’s not really that large of a concern for me,” said Caleb Estep of Wheeling.
“Especially with 911 that just passed, it’s been a more hot topic. I think it gets more of a hot topic when it’s around, so sometimes, no, but I guess it’s just a situational thing,” said Aislynn Hartman, of Cincinatti.
Most of the people we spoke to said they do feel safe in this area.
Many students who are originally from larger cities say they have noticed an increased focus on security at large events, and that they the increased police presence makes them feels safer.