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FBI director, Orange County sheriff address campus safety at B-CU

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The director of the FBI joined Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings on Wednesday at a conference about preventing violence on historically black college campuses.

The conference was held at Bethune-Cookman University.

FBI Director James Comey spoke to law enforcement and school officials about campus safety and student safety while studying abroad.

He also discussed how to communicate effectively with each other, adding that students need to live in a state of heightened awareness, especially when they are in large gatherings and know their surroundings.

The conference comes after students were shot both on and off campus in 2015.

The audience was also asking how the FBI can strengthen relationships at B-CU when it comes to diversity.

"We can contribute to a broader discussion of it about diversity. We should anyway," said Comey. "We have a crisis inside the FBI that is driving us to get out there and have those conversations. It's one of the reasons I'm here."

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