Colorado Arrested for Trespassing on College Property

Department of Public Saftety (Photo Allyson Frantz/The Gettysburgian)

Department of Public Saftety (Photo Allyson Frantz/The Gettysburgian)

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor

Former Gettysburg College student Cameron Colorado was arrested over the weekend after Gettysburg Borough Police issued an arrest warrant for criminal trespassing and mischief on Friday. Colorado, who was in classes through Wednesday of this past week, was referenced in a campus-wide communication as a “former student” and has been banned from college property.

Cameron Colorado (Photo sent to campus community Friday afternoon)

Cameron Colorado (Photo sent to campus community Friday afternoon)

Executive Director of Public Safety Bill Lafferty said that the arrest warrant was issued because Colorado broke back into his former dorm room at Baughman Hall, which the college leases from the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Friday morning.

Students who live in Colorado’s building were given new keys and the locks to Baughman Hall were replaced Friday afternoon, and Lafferty sent a campus-wide email Friday evening with photos of Colorado and his car asking for the campus community’s assistance in finding him. Lafferty thanked the campus community Saturday morning for “those who provided information that assisted law enforcement efforts.”

Colorado faces charges for criminal trespassing, a second-degree felony, and defiant trespassing, a summary offense, a docket sheet from the Magisterial District Court of Adams County shows. A New Jersey native, Colorado was in classes through Wednesday of this past week. College directory information continues to show Colorado, who had planned to graduate this spring, as enrolled in classes despite campus-wide emails referring to him as a former student.

Editor’s Note: The headline of this story was updated to ensure compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. (-B. Pontz)

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Author: Gauri Mangala

Gauri Mangala '21 currently serves as the managing editor for the Gettysburgian. Gauri is originally from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Aside from her work with the Gettysburgian, Gauri is the treasurer for the Owl and Nightingale Players. She is a double major in Theatre Arts and Anthropology.

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  1. What was he expelled for?

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    • At this point, we don’t know. Student disciplinary information is protected by the Federal Education Records Privacy Act (FERPA), so the college can’t disclose it. The information in this article is all public record since there are legal proceedings.

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  2. CNAV still lists him as a student. Do you know if the system is generally this slow in removing the expelled from the directory?

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    • Interesting question, and one that I have thought about too. In the past, when students leave, they seem — anecdotally — to be removed from CNAV, which functions as our college directory at this point, very soon thereafter. I don’t know why that hasn’t happened here given that the college has said in campus-wide messages that he is a former student. It’s possible that it’s a manual removal process by someone in IT and they’ve been a little preoccupied the last week or so? That’s just my speculation.

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