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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 18, 2013

Police respond to report of suspicious person at lab school

Updated 10:09 p.m.

At about 7:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, Northwest Missouri State University Police received a report of a suspicious person entering the first floor of Everett Brown Hall, which contains Horace Mann Laboratory School. 

University Police and Maryville Public Safety officers immediately responded to the scene. Reports indicated the suspicious person entered the school through the west door and immediately exited through the east doors. Furthermore, the report indicated no weapons were observed.

Contact was made with the Horace Mann principal and the director of the early childhood program, and all classrooms were immediately secured. After a thorough search of the building, the building was declared secure at 8:05 a.m. 

University Police later identified the individual witnessed at the school and confirmed the individual is a community member who is employed at Northwest and who was passing through the facility.

Horace Mann personnel immediately communicated with parents this morning regarding the incident, and while the investigation was occurring, University Police conducted random patrols in the area throughout the day.

The case is now considered closed.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468