Federal, state, local and campus law enforcement officials have concluded their on-site investigation into the threat posed by a UMR student which prompted a cancellation of classes at the University of Missouri-Rolla today, Tuesday, Feb. 27. All campus facilities have resumed normal operation.
“Our main concern has been the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and the surrounding Rolla community,” says UMR Chancellor John F. Carney III. Carney expressed his gratitude to all involved law enforcement and military officials who assisted UMR Police in responding to the incident.
A statement from Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney Courtney George regarding any formal charges pending against the student is expected Wednesday morning. Only one student is being charged and his identity is expected to be released at that time.
The student is subject to the UMR Student Judicial Process.
Help is available to UMR students impacted by this incident. Staff at the UMR Counseling Center and UMR Student Health Services are available to offer assistance as needed. The Counseling Center may be reached at 573-341-4211. Student Health Services may be reached at 573-341-4284.
UMR students, faculty and staff are invited to an open forum to discuss the events that led to today’s cancellation of classes. The forum will be held at noon Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Havener Center on the UMR campus.
University officials and Counseling Center staff will be on hand to answer questions and address concerns.