Campus Safety Sends out Campus-Wide Alert about Residence Hall Security Incidents

By Katie Oglesby, Editor-in-Chief

On Saturday, Executive Director of Campus Safety Alex Wiltz sent out a campus-wide email alerting the college community to two student reports of individuals forcing their way into different first-year residence hall rooms they don’t live in nor were authorized to be in. In one instance, the exterior door of the residence hall was damaged.

Wiltz said they have rekeyed the rooms and the exterior door has since been secured. Campus Security has identified the individuals involved in one of the incidents, and the other is still being investigated. They have no information suggesting there is concern for another incident occurring.

Wiltz reminded students not to allow anyone to “tailgate” into their residence hall by following inside behind them, to make sure the exterior doors to residence halls are closed and secured, to ensure their residence hall room is locked and secured, and to contact Campus Safety immediately if the exterior doors to a residence hall or if an individual’s room lock or door are not working.

“The safety of our residence halls is a community effort and it is imperative that everyone protects each other,” Wiltz said.

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Author: Katie Oglesby

Katie Oglesby ‘23 serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the Gettysburgian. She has previously served as Magazine Editor, News Editor, Assistant News Editor, and Staff Writer. She is an English with a writing concentration and political science major, hailing from San Diego, California, but now living in rural North Carolina. On campus, Katie works at the CUB information desk, is an Eisenhower Institute Fielding Fellow, and serves as secretary for the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. She spent a semester abroad in Bath, England studying British literature and politics, and spent this past summer interning with the Winston-Salem Journal in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She can usually be found perusing books in the Musselman Library browsing room.

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