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Letter from Dr. Johnston Related to Campus Security


08.27.2014

Dear Members of the Wesley Community and friends of the College,

Today, as a precautionary measure, the Dover City Police called for a security lockdown in all city buildings and schools due to a firearm threat several blocks from Campus. The lockdown occurred within minutes and everyone on campus was safe. Students, faculty and staff remained in College buildings for approximately two hours until the city police deemed it safe to continue our routine schedule. I have spoken with the Mayor of Dover and he has assured me that the city police are taking additional measures to protect the Wesley campus. 

The safety of our students is paramount for each of us at Wesley, and while I do not want students to be interrupted in their academic pursuits, I value that the police put the safety of our students and public at a premium. Our security officers work closely with Dover police to ensure that we get the most up-to-date information concerning the city and surrounding areas. We have multiple structures in place to alert the campus community when any chance of threat exists.    

We will continue to work with the city officials, our students, their parents and others to address ways that the College can continue to provide an environment that is safe for our students to study and reside.


With best regards,

 

President William N. Johnston