No notification from UNCC of nearby protests, students say

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As riots broke out Tuesday night, students at the nearby University of North Carolina at Charlotte say they were never notified of any violence or problems in the area.

"There was no email sent out, no Twitter, and we kept checking to see maybe if they were saying stay away from this area or don't go to that area," said UNCC student Derek Miller.

Miller drove through campus last night on his way home, close to where the riots broke out. He said there was no increased security and nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

Friends of Miller were witness to something different off campus. They shot close to 15 minutes of Facebook Live video of the riots near WT Harris Boulevard. 

Miller said he was disappointed by the university's lack of response.

"I kind of expected a quicker response, at least of a situation that got so violent so quick," Miller said. "At least to say, 'hey you know, stay away from this area, be safe.'"

Chancelor Dubois released a statement on UNCC's Facebook page and website Wednesday morning stating that all classes will continue as scheduled. 

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