Public Safety Investigating Threatening Graffiti
The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is investigating a report of graffiti located on a chalkboard and whiteboard in a third floor classroom of Friends Hall. The graffiti is threatening in nature, indicating intent to cause harm to the campus community. A preliminary investigation reveals that the incident occurred between 11:00 pm on Friday, April 19 and 1:30 pm on Saturday April 20, 2013. The graffiti contains no direct threat to a specific person or specific property/building. There is no additional information to report at this time.
All threats to persons and property are taken seriously and in light of recent national events, we remain on heightened alert. As always we remind our campus community to immediately report all unusual or suspicious persons, vehicles and activity.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Office of Public Safety at 607-274-3333 or to leave an anonymous voice mail message at 607-274-1060.
In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act [20 USC 1092 (f)], otherwise known as the “Clery Act,” the College is required to provide the campus community timely warning of certain crimes and other conditions that pose a serious or ongoing threat to life and safety. The College meets this notification requirement through the issuance of a “Public Safety Alert” intended to aid in the prevention of similar crimes and provide cautionary measures for the campus community. Clery crimes are as follows: aggravated assault, arson, burglary, murder and non-negligent homicide, robbery, sexual offenses (forcible and non-forcible), motor vehicle theft, and hate crimes (in accordance with Clery reporting categories for prejudice). For additional information concerning timely warnings, crime disclosure and crime reporting, visit /sacl/safety/docs/AnnualSecRep/ to view the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. You may request a hard copy of this publication by calling 607-274-3353 or in person at the Office of Public Safety.