Designated drivers at risk, student says

As we all know, Eastern is a party school, and most of the parties take place off campus in different neighborhoods and apartment complexes.

Now that I’ve stated the obvious, I’ll give you my reason. Saturday, March 6th, as most of us began our spring break, Ball State university student Karl Harford’s life was tragically ended.

Around 5 a.m., three men attending the party he was at asked Karl to give them a ride home. What he didn’t know was that they were planning to rob him.

He was just doing what many of us would do and making sure people get home safely. His body was found in the back seat of his car with a single gun shot to the head; the three men shot him for two dollars and his cell phone.

I’ve been the designated driver at parties before, as most of us have. I just don’t want to see this repeat itself again.

The students at Ball State are having a hard time dealing with this loss because they are a closely knit campus just as this one is. So before you give just anybody a ride think twice, or it could mean your life.

Scott Massamore