Campus Safety Alerts Student Body to Sunday Morning Aggravated Assault

By Katie Oglesby, Editor-in-Chief

On Sunday morning, Executive Director of Campus Safety Alex Wiltz sent out a campus-wide email alerting the community to an aggravated assault that occurred early that morning.

Wiltz said a member of the campus community experienced “severe injury” after being pushed off the porch of a College residence by another campus community member. The incident occurred in the 100 block of West Waters Street.

Several individuals involved have been identified, Wiltz said, though the investigation is still ongoing.

Wiltz said, “This notice is being sent to keep the community informed while also providing a general reminder to be aware of your surroundings.”

He said that if a person feels that they are in danger, they should call 911. He noted that physically pushing, striking, or shoving individuals is a violation of Gettysburg College policy and Pennsylvania law.

Wiltz asked for witnesses of the incident to contact Campus Safety or the Gettysburg Borough Police Department with information.

He cited the federal government’s definition of aggravated assault as “an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm” and noted that this incident fits the definition.

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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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