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Campus Safety Log: Feb. 12-17

Campus Safety

Feb. 12

8 p.m., LOST OR MISPLACED ITEM, Hamblin Hall — A student reported a wallet missing. It contained $40 cash, a debit card, credit cards, a driver’s license and a Knox student ID.

Feb. 13

9:20 p.m., SAFETY CONCERN/HAZARD, Seymour Hall — Campus Safety responded to a smoking complaint and found a candle burning in a student room. The matter was referred to the Office of Student Development.

Feb. 14

1:20 a.m., FIRE ALARM, Hamblin Hall — Galesburg fire and police departments, along with Campus Safety, responded to a fire alarm activated by a pull station. No smoke or fire was present.

1 p.m*., SEXUAL ASSAULT, main campus grounds — Campus Safety was advised of an incident of unwelcome sexual contact between two persons.

Feb. 16

2:10 a.m., ALCOHOL VIOLATION, Wilson House — Evidence of alcohol consumption and damage to the building were found when locking up after a scheduled event. The incident was referred to OSD.

Feb. 17

3:55 a.m., CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO A VEHICLE, 400 block of South West Street — Glass from broken bottles was found on the roadway, and a vehicle mirror was damaged by a thrown bottle.

12:05 p.m., MEDICAL, 251 S. West St. — A student was transported for the treatment of an ankle injury. The incident was referred to OSD.

Schlaf explains assault report

*A sexual assault reported in this week’s Campus Safety Log occurred over a year ago, according to Director of Campus Safety John Schlaf, who said the report was made in compliance with federal reporting standards.

According to Schlaf, the incident occurred between two students who knew each other and agreed to meet, after which there was unwelcome sexual contact between the two. While no details were provided about the incident or the students involved, Schlaf said neither of the students is on campus anymore.

The incident was reported secondhand by someone designated as a “campus security authority” under the Clery Act. These authorities are mandated to report incidents to Campus Safety so a report can be made.

Schlaf said campus security authorities can include anyone from Campus Safety officers themselves to officials or staff members with “significant responsibilities” regarding student life on campus.

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Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.

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