Taylor Woolrich is a junior at Dartmouth. For the past four years, she’s been stalked by a 67-year-old man who has followed her around, from work, to her home, an on Dartmouth’s campus in New Hampshire. Woolrich and her family have repeatedly called police to stop the harassment and stalking. On one occasion, the police searched the car of the stalker and discovered a slip noose, a knife, gloves and other items, according to FOX News.
Woolrich has attempted to apply for a concealed weapon permit in California and in New Hampshire. In both cases, local authorities were willing to grant her request for the permit, based on her circumstances.
However, Woolrich has been told by school officials at Dartmouth that she would not be allowed to carry a weapon on campus, under any circumstances:
Woolrich says Dartmouth’s Department of Safety and Security told her that instead of carrying a gun, she should call campus security and arrange for an escort if she felt unsafe after dark. But she says she was often asked to justify her requests when she called, and security officers gave her a hard time for calling often.
“What they don’t understand is that it’s not enough,” she says. “Stalkers just don’t only show up after dark. Unless they have an armed guard in front of my dorm room, I’m not sure how safe I will be. I don’t think there’s much an unarmed guard can do.”
Watch Taylor tell her story here: