Archive for Crime

Griffon alert system plans announced

April 9, 2008 Comments

Emily Gummelt

In order to better notify the campus community in the event of a crisis, Western recently implemented a new emergency notification system called Griffon Alert, which is comprised of a text mes­saging feature. Chief of Police Jon Kelley said The Governors task force on campus safety suggested the creation of a fail safe system to […]

Student charged

March 26, 2008 Comments

Matthew Fowler

Missouri Western criminal justice student, Bryant King faces a March 27 preliminary hearing for a 2nd degree murder charge following a March 14 gang-related shooting that happened in Kansas City, Mo. He has also been charged with discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle and two counts of armed criminal action, all felonies. An arrest […]

Western generally regarded as safe

February 27, 2008 Comments

Heather Fields

With both the Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois tragedies happening within less than a year of each other, students and faculty nationwide are wondering if their school might be next. Missouri Western and the campus police department are doing everything possible to ensure that something like that doesn’t happen here. Jonathan Kelley, chief of campus […]

Western student arrested for YouTube rap

October 9, 2007 Comments

Ellis Cross

A Missouri Western Student will be arraigned on five felony counts on Oct. 11, stemming from a video posted on YouTube. On Sept. 18 Andrew County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Stevenson filed charges against Kenneth Darrell Black Jr., a 20-year-old business major, along with accom­plice Benjamin D. Stevens. The two men allegedly constructed a rap video […]

LEMAP suggests arming campus officers

October 2, 2007 Comments

Patrick McGuire

The Public Safety Task Force will bring a recommendation to the next Board of Governors meeting asking that the Public Safety officers should be armed. Missouri Western is the only public university in the state that employs commissioned officers that do not carry guns. Beth Wheeler, Director of External Relations, spearheaded the task force that […]

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