Campus Safety issues timely warning notification

The Department of Campus Safety office is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, behind the Gardens Apartments. (Marya Kuratova / McDaniel Free Press).The Department of Campus Safety office is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, behind the Gardens Apartments. (Marya Kuratova / McDaniel Free Press).

On Nov. 13, Campus Safety emailed faculty, staff, undergraduate students, and graduate students to issue a timely warning notification regarding an incident from earlier that morning.

According to the email, at approximately 12:53 a.m., “the Department of Campus Safety was informed of a confrontation between students in the area near Hoover Library. One of the students was allegedly in possession of a gun. Both students left the area without any further interaction.”

Campus Safety immediately contacted the Westminster Police to investigate.

“It was determined that the campus community remained safe, due to the fact that law enforcement officers immediately identified and secured several locations on the campus as search warrants were obtained,” the email said.

One of the students involved was arrested by the Westminster Police, but the investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with relevant information is encouraged to contact the Department of Campus Safety at 410-857-2202.

The email also listed safety tips that Campus Safety believes the campus community should follow. The department encourages people to be alert for anyone acting suspiciously. If someone feels uncomfortable or unsafe, they should leave the area immediately and contact Campus Safety. They can also call Campus Safety to request a safety escort to walk with them across campus. Finally, the email emphasized the danger of leaving residence hall doors propped open, as this jeopardizes the safety and security of all residents.