Security measures in place for UNC students

August 19, 2008 5:12:39 AM PDT
It's the first day of class at UNC-Chapel Hill and this year extra security measures are in place following the death of UNC student body president Eve Carson.

More than 28,000 students will return to class Tuesday.

The first day is all ready off to a rough start after one of the school's athletes was arrested and the death of Carson remains fresh in the minds of many.

Saturday more than 8,600 moved onto campus.

Sunday morning ACC All-American tennis player Christopher Kearney was arrested after he was allegedly driving drunk when he struck two pedestrians -- also students.

The school said it is taking extra precaution to keep students safe.

"We've upped that, and we have done some things on campus, [like] lighting, and will continue to do that and then we put our alert Carolina system in place which allows students to register their cell phones so they can get text messages," UNC-CH Chancellor Holden Thorp said.