Rep. Jered Taylor’s bill aims to reduce the number of gun-free zones in the state, eliminating college campuses, businesses, churches and the state Capitol from the list of banned places.
The station will allow officers to be more visible and available for students, Dean of Students Jeff Zeilenga said.
The female subject was officially taken into police custody after a campus-wide search this afternoon.
MUPD Chief Doug Schwandt said that sending out each MU Alert emergency message is an individual decision.
On-campus, non-campus and public property locations have seen major shifts among liquor and drug law arrests, as well as hate crimes.
The four-star center arrived on campus on June 3.
Police issued a second report of three related suspicious incidents. The suspect has been identified.
The arrest is unrelated to the three other sexual misconduct incidents that occurred on campus last year.
Homecoming Parade Committee member Abrea Mizer: “We’ve been working really hard to make sure the parade will run smoothly and to make it as quick as possible, yet still enjoyable for everyone.”
James Bennett was arrested at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday after MUPD found him in a vehicle matching the initial report.
The suspect allegedly had a handgun and demanded money from a food delivery driver.
The 22-year-old man was apprehended Thursday afternoon.
MUPD is commissioned by both the state of Missouri and the city of Columbia, giving it dual jurisdiction and the ability to bypass the city ordinance that prevents those with a marijuana misdemeanor from being detained.
The shooting took place at the same time as an Omega Psi Phi event. No injuries were reported.
Sophomore Conner Whyte was arrested Sunday on suspicion of first-degree rape and sodomy Sunday afternoon.
A communications operator and an alert supervisor are at the MUPD office 24/7 to take in, evaluate and respond to threats when necessary.
Maj. Brian Weimer asked the MU community to report any suspicious activity.
MUPD arrested the student on suspicion of selling drugs in Hatch Residence Hall.
MU Police Department Maj. Brian Weimer: “It’s a way to get good information out to the community.”
Yik Yak threats spurred more than a dozen investigations on campuses in 2015 alone.