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University Police respond to library evacuation controversy

Chief John Reid of University Police. Photo credit: Natalie Hanson

Kimberly Morales

November 20, 2019

Student safety has been in the public eye, with two incidents involving a sudden, improvised evacuation in the Meriam Library and a suspicious message carved into the wall of a bathroom in the library.While both cases were deemed non-threats, students have been criticizing the communication Chico Sta...

Graffiti at Meriam Library determined a ‘non-threat’

Student pass in front of Meriam Library. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Ricardo Tovar

November 7, 2019

University Police responded to student's concerns over threatening graffiti that was written on the third floor of the men's restroom at Meriam Library Wednesday. Around 7:30 p.m. a student reported to the circulation desk at the library of a threat that allegedly had been written in chalk on the...

How prepared is Chico State?

On April 17th, Director of Environment and Health Safety, Marvin Pratt, talks about the importance of campus safety. Photo credit: Maria Ramirez

Mathew Miranda

May 2, 2018

Chico State planned for its first active shooter drill during school session on April 20, however campus officials announced April 19 that the drill would be postponed and rescheduled for a future date. Margolis Healy, a professional services firm specializing in campus safety and security for universities and ...

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