Students urged to put safety first following house party death

Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 12:08PM
The student flat on Dundas St, known as "The Manor" in Dunedin.

Young people are being urged to recognise and stay out of situations that make them feel unsafe.

19-year-old Sophia Crestani is believed to have been crushed to death at an overcrowded house party in Dunedin on Saturday night.

Family coach Yvonne Godfrey told Kate Hawkesby in a situation like that, things escalate until they get to a tipping point.

She says her key message to students is nothing good happens after midnight.

"Parents will understandably be concerned to send their children to university after this incident - but they can't be wrapped in cotton wool.

"Young people need to know their limits and remove themselves from dangerous situations and students need to think about how many drinks they are having at parties."


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