A Message to the Medaille College Community
Dear Medaille Community,
Yesterday, Medaille College received a threat that prompted the closing of the College. The Buffalo Police Department has arrested the responsible suspect. With his identification and apprehension, we felt it was safe to reopen campus for normal activities today.
The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our most critical concern. Public safety officers are on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and regularly patrol campus buildings, grounds, parking lots and facilities. Our Public Safety Office has ongoing partnerships with the Buffalo Police and other law enforcement agencies, as well as emergency response organizations, in order to plan for, prepare for and quickly respond to any emergency situation.
As yesterday’s events are now an open criminal investigation, we are very limited as to what we can say. It is challenging for College administration that we cannot give you the details you crave. In large part, we do not actually have many concrete details, but this is what we know:
- As soon as we learned of the threat, we called 911 and began to implement our Emergency Management Plan.
- Once the Buffalo Police Department arrived on the scene, we took our lead from them, given that this was always a serious threat.
- We know who posted the social media threat.
- We know that the person was on campus in the early evening (and that 911 was called again with an immediate response).
- We know that the person turned themselves in to the District-E station last night.
- We know that the police have charged him with making a “terroristic threat” and that he was placed in custody.
Again, the safety of our students, faculty and staff is our greatest concern. You can help keep our campus safe and secure by reporting suspicious activity to Medaille Public Safety at (716) 880-2911 or calling 911 as appropriate.
Thank you for your time and your trust.
Dr. Kenneth M. Macur
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