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Active Shooter Protocol

Bridget Reilly, Editor in Chief

June 2, 2020

As MSU gets ready to welcome incoming freshmen and transfers for the Fall 2020 semester, The Wichitan would like to remind returning students and inform new Mustangs of the university's emergency policy in case of a threat on campus. Patrick Coggins, chief of Police, explained a number of actio...

Shooting at Texas A&M Commerce raises eyebrows for on campus safety

Bridget Reilly, Photography Editor

February 4, 2020

Two women have died and a child was treated for injuries following a shooting at Texas A&M University - Commerce. The incident took place in Pride Rock Residence Hall just before 10:20 a.m. Feb. 3. According to the Commerce University Police Department, the shooting appeared to be a targeted, isolated...

Clowns ‘seen’ on campus

Kelsey Purcell

October 12, 2016

Halloween came early this year, but instead of the usual good fun the holiday normally brings, this spooky season has had a few more tricks than treats.Across the nation, clown sightings have been reported starting in late August in South Carolina, and spreading to at least 39 other states, including Texas. Michael Vandehey, psychology professor, said he belie...

New safety app makes students feel secure

The Wichitan

September 8, 2016

Our view: All MSU students should add the new safety app to their toolboxes.After downloading the new MSU safety app and experimenting with its features, all students should download it if their smartphone supports it.If students feel unsafe walking home from the library after a late night of studying or...

New app puts safety at your fingertips

Houston Pokorny, theater senior checks out the new MSU Safety app on his phone. Photo by Jeanette Perry.

Jeanette Perry

September 8, 2016

After the producers of an older version of the MSU Safety app began charging for what university officials believed were free services, police officials released a new app- one that is completely free. “ The one that we had in place at the time may have been a pretty good app at the time, but it h...

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