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WVU issues Campus Warning for report of shot fired

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West Virginia University students and employees are encouraged to be vigilant as University Police received a report of a single shot fired into the air in the Area 1 parking lot near the top of High Street at midnight (Saturday) Sept. 24. There is no ongoing threat to campus based on the current information available.

Morgantown Police is assisting University Police in the area as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 304-293-COPS (2677) or visit the department at 992 Elmer Prince Drive, Morgantown, 26505. Information may be shared anonymously.

West Virginia University is committed to providing a safe campus for the protection of the campus community. The following safety tips are designed to help avoid potential crime.

·       Anyone who believes they are in danger should immediately call 911.

·       If you witness a potentially dangerous situation or a crime, call 911 or UPD at 304-293-3136.

·       Download WVU’s LiveSafe app.

·       Always be aware of your surroundings.

West Virginia University Resources:

·       WVU Police Department – 911 | 304-293-2677 | 304-293-3136

·       WVU CARE Team

·       WVU Carruth Center – 304-293-4431

·       WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – 304-293-5600

·       WVU Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities – 304-293-8111

·       WVU Faculty-Staff Assistance Program – 304-293-5590

·       WVU Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center – 304-292-5100

·       WVU Office of Campus and Community Life – 304-293-5611

·       WVU Student Health Service – 304-285-7200

·       WVU Division of Student Life – 304-293-5811

·       WVU Faculty-Staff Assistance Program – 304-293-5590

This WVU Campus Warning/Timely Warning is made pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.

A Campus Warning is sent when a Clery-reportable crime occurs within the area designated by the Clery Act, that are reported to Campus Security Authorities (like WVU Police) or local police agencies and that are considered by the University to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. Learn more about WVU’s three-tiered emergency notification system.

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Sign up or monitor your WVU Alert account.

In addition to the WVU Alert system, emergency messages are posted to the @WVUalert Twitter and WVU Safety and Wellness Facebook page. Students and employees are encouraged to follow these social media accounts, as well as the @WVUsafety Twitter, to get updates about incidents.



Executive Director of Communications
University Relations

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