After Madison Brooks death, slain LSU student Allie Rice's father says 'something's got to change'
FIRST ON FOX – The father of deceased Louisiana State University student Allie Rice, who was shot to death in September 2022 while driving home from a friend's house, says "something's got to change" in Baton Rouge after another LSU student, Madison Brooks , was allegedly assaulted and killed on Jan. 15.
"Something's got to change in the culture, in the minds," Paul Rice, Allie's father, told Fox News Digital on Tuesday.
It's going to take all of us to get involved and say enough is enough."
Authorities have not named any suspects in 21-year-old Rice's shooting death due to a lack of evidence, including security footage, in her case.
Rice said he is "terribly sorry" for the Brooks' family's loss and "what their daughter has gone through."
"As far as I’m concerned, I’m ready to blow the top off this town [even] if it means getting some negative national publicity to open some people’s eyes."
LSU bills itself as an elite university with a reputation for excellence, where the cost of attendance can top $50,000 a year.
SLAIN LSU STUDENT WAS NOT TARGETED BY GANG, POLICE SAYWhile Allie Rice and Brooks were both killed off campus, Paul Rice believes school staff, parents and students should be "afforded" the knowledge, training and tools to protect themselves in high-crime areas.
Just this past weekend, 12 people were wounded in a mass shooting at the Dior Bar & Lounge in Baton Rouge.. Police are still searching for the suspect or suspects involved.
In October of last year, 11 victims were injured in a shooting at a fraternity house just off the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge.
SLAIN LSU STUDENT DIED ‘A HERO,' DONATED KIDNEYS, HEART, SORORITY SAYS"As far as I’m concerned, I’m ready to blow the top off this town [even] if it means getting some negative national publicity to open some people’s eyes," he said.
These would be good things to have — both as a deterrent and for … detectives working on these cases."