Campus / News / October 3, 2014

Knox student may have been the victim of unwelcome contact

A Knox student may have been the victim of unwelcome conversation or physical contact on Thursday, Oct. 2, according to a campus-wide email sent by Campus Safety. The incident occurred near the corner of South and Academy Streets.

Galesburg Police Department and Campus Safety Officers investigated the report further and confirmed that the female student had been approached by an older male who attempted to engage in conversation and physical contact with the student. The student was able to disengage, and the male was last seen near the Hamblin parking lot.

Investigation is ongoing, though attempts to confirm the identity of the male have thus far been successful. According to Campus Safety, the male has been described as approximately 28-years-old  with a thin build. He may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but more details will be provided as investigation continues.

Students are encouraged to share this information and remain alert in the community. Students may contact Campus Safety (309-341-7979 or 309-341-7255, or by email), the Galesburg Police Department (309-343-9151) or to utilize the Campus Silent Witness Program, which can be found on the Campus Safety Page on the Knox website.



Kate Mishkin
Kate Mishkin is a senior majoring in English literature and minoring in journalism. She started working for TKS as a freshman and subsequently served as managing editor, co-news editor and co-mosaic editor. Kate is the recipient of four awards from the Illinois College Press Association for news and feature stories and one award from the Associated Collegiate Press. She won the Theodore Hazen Kimble Prize in 2015 and 2014 and the Ida M. Tarbell Prize in Investigate Journalism in 2014. She has interned at FILTER Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WGIL radio and the Virginian-Pilot.

Twitter: @KateMishkin

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