The Daily Eastern News

Real-life scares are not ‘fun and games’

Megan Keane, Columnist

October 16, 2019

Halloween is approaching, and I crave being terrified. I prefer a scary movie over a chick-flick or action movie on any given day. But why is that? It’s actually really weird if I stop and think about it. Is it about the thrill? That’s why we ride rollercoasters, right? That’s why we seek...

Students say Alert EIU was ‘too vague’

The graphic illustrates several comments listed under the post about police responding to a 10-32 dispatch (man with gun) at Douglas Hall as well as tweets regarding the whole incident. Students reacted to the threat on social media , some questioning what was happening and some perpetuating misinformation. There was no shooter on campus, there was no gun in Douglas Hall and there was no credible threat.

Analicia Haynes and Hannah Shillo

October 15, 2019

Richard Marrero, a junior history major, said when he was in class Tuesday morning, one of his classmates told him that there was a “potential threat” on campus. That was the first time he heard about the threat, and his classmate stopped the class to tell everyone about it. Everyone was confused and...

Eastern’s alert was handled poorly

Jessica Stewart

October 15, 2019

As you may have heard, Tuesday morning there was a security threat to campus. When I first got the Alert EIU email, I immediately assumed it was a shooter situation, as did several others I discussed it with. However, the email never specifically said what the threat was. I read the email right before wal...

Threat to campus found to be not credible

A police car sits outside Douglas Hall Tuesday morning after law enforcement responded to a report of a gun in the building. No gun was found.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

A threat issued to Eastern’s campus early Tuesday morning was found to be not credible by law enforcement following a day of investigations, false alarm emergency calls and questions from a concerned public and student body. 9:48 a.m. Initial alert sent out Eastern’s administration was informed...

Update on suspicious man says he drove red van

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 12, 2019

According to an Alert EIU sent Thursday, the alleged male suspect accused of slapping two women on their buttocks Monday and Tuesday night is believed to be driving a red van. The original alert sent Wednesday said the women involved describe the alleged suspect as a skinny white male, approximately 6 fee...

Alert EIU notifies students of threats to safety

Kristen Ed, Managing Editor

August 26, 2018

Students, faculty and staff can quickly become aware of any hazards to Eastern’s campus through Alert EIU. Alert EIU is a communication tool that sends information about urgent threats or situations to all students, faculty and staff through their Eastern email accounts automatically. Lynette Drake, ...

Sexual assault reported Monday

Staff Report

November 1, 2016

  The Charleston Police Department responded to a sexual assault report 10:15 p.m. Monday on the 1400 block of Seventh Street. According to an Alert EIU email, the suspect was described as a 6-foot tall male, with an athletic build, blue eyes, shaggy blond hair and a tattoo on his back. Any...

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