NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- The first weekend back at school and students at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh are off to a rough start.
“It was just out of the blue. I didn't expect anything to happen here,” said Claire, a sophomore at MSMC.
Newburgh Police said a student at the school was raped on campus by three other students early Sunday morning.
Police arrested William Servis, 18, Glendon Glashen, 18, and Michael Curatola, 17, earlier this week. They're all charged with first degree rape.
"I’m not going to really release a lot of information, especially about the occurrence where it exactly happened," said Newburgh Police Department Chief Michael Ferrara.
But Ferrara noted the incident did not happen at a party and no weapons were involved. It's still unclear if alcohol was a factor.
Students on campus said they were first notified of the incident on Monday when school officials sent out an email saying a student had been sexually assaulted and that there were "no ongoing threat to the college community."
The school's Executive Director of Operations and Security, Brian O'Keefe, said if students need to talk to someone, counselors are available on campus. But despite the assault, students said it doesn't make them feel any less safe at school.
“I’ve never felt unsafe, I mean, yeah, it’s not in a great area, but, I mean, security is always patrolling," said Kieran O’Keefe, senior at MSMC.