Campus / Community / News / January 30, 2014

CAMPUS ALERT: Peoria man banned from campus

A Peoria man has been banned from the Knox College campus after he reportedly threatened a female Knox student during a “heated” telephone conversation, according to an email alert from Campus Safety Director John Schlaf.

Students reported to Campus Safety that the subject threatened to bring a gun to campus and harm the female student. Campus Safety and Galesburg police have been investigating the incident alongside the Peoria Police Department.

According to the alert, Peoria police located the subject at his home and determined the threat was not imminent, as he did not have a weapon available. However, he was notified of a temporary ban order against him that was extended as of Thursday afternoon.

Campus Safety and GPD patrols have been increased in the area. This story will be updated if more information becomes available.

Charlie Megenity
Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with Patch.com, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.

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Charlie Megenity
Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with Patch.com, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.




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