POSTED: Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 4:52pm
UPDATED: Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 5:13pm
EL PASO - Bullets from Saturday night's borderland violence land on American soil just days before UTEP students return to class.
Even though UTEP is in the second safest city... students have to realize the fact that their campus sits right across from the deadliest city in the world.. and only a highway, and a fence separate the two.
Students will begin the fall semester on Monday just two days after gunfire erupted in Mexico... right across from the UTEP campus.
We spoke with one incoming freshman who's lived on the city's east side her entire life... and never doubted she'd attend UTEP despite the ever-increasing violence in Juarez..
"I hope it doesn't happen again. Hopefully, they can control it...the violence and it doesn't cross over. That's the scariest thing right now...that it doesn't cross over. If a bullet hits on my way to school...I come from the east side. I drive I-10 all the time. It's really scary."
Her main concern is driving I-10... on the stretch of road that seperates the UTEP campus from Juarez. It's the same stretch of road that DPS nearly shut down yesterday so drivers weren't hit by stray bullets.
But despite the danger... no one we've talked to has said they plan on leaving UTEP for fear of safety.