I am writing to update you on yesterday’s announcement regarding the student suspended from Viking Hall and share the steps the University is taking to insure your ongoing safety on campus. A search of a student’s room, based on information communicated to CSU Police, resulted in the discovery of a 9mm handgun with ammunition. The student has been suspended and barred from campus.
The good news is that nothing happened, and thanks to the efforts of a couple of heroic students, our safety motto “See Something, Say Something” was realized. Because the safety of our students, faculty and staff remain our first priority, I have stepped-up our security efforts by deploying additional police protection at each of our residence halls on a 24-hour basis.
As there are further developments, we will keep you informed. I remain confident that the campus is safe and secure and our professional staff is prepared for all contingencies.
Ronald M. Berkman