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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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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...

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.

Students say Alert EIU was ‘too vague’

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...

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.

Threat to campus found to be not credible

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...

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