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.