Tuesday, October 20, 2015

EKU President talks recent threats, security with Board of Regents

This from WKYT:

Eastern Kentucky University leaders discussed security on campus Monday.

Since February, they have dealt with two threatening messages on bathroom walls. The most recent of those threats caused some professors to cancel classes, and caused athletics leaders to move a home football game off campus.

Since the threat, university leaders have increased the number of uniformed officers on campus.
"I can tell you today walking around, and last week, it's a safe campus. And the investigation is ongoing, and we hope we'll find who did this, and make sure it doesn't happen again," explained Eastern Kentucky University's President Michael Benson.

Benson talked with the Board the Regents Monday afternoon about security.

"We know where our weaknesses are, and how we're gonna improve. We've got the full board's support to move forward with any plans necessary to ensure that our campus is safe," Benson said, "we want students to be aware, and if you see something, say something. To kinda be in some ways self-policing, self-governing. To make sure they take all the precautions necessary to make sure they feel safe. Walk with a friend late at night, but campus is safe. This is a safe place. We wouldn't be here if it weren't, and we'll continue to do those things necessary to make sure students feel even safer."

University leaders are offering a reward for any information that can lead to an arrest and conviction in the case. President Benson says a lot more tips are coming in on the case.

1 comment:

Bringyoursaddlehome said...

So is this self policing sort of like the initial approach a year ago to the "smoke-free campus"?