Security UpdateGAMBIER, Ohio (November 12, 2010)
Kenyon lifted a campus-wide safety lock down at 7 a.m. Friday.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation continue to investigate the disappearance of two women and two children from homes in Apple Valley, a residential community about eight miles from the campus. A vehicle linked to the missing persons was discovered parked at the Brown Family Environmental Center on Thursday and was removed by authorities.
The lock down was imposed as a precaution because of concerns that a person of interest in the disappearances might have been on campus. Students, faculty, and staff are reported safe, and the campus is operating as usual. The College community is asked to report suspicious activity to the Office of Campus Safety.
Enhanced security will be in place through at least the weekend. Safety escorts are available at all times by calling 427-5109.
The lock down was announced through the emergency alert system by telephone, text, and e-mail alerts at 10:15 p.m. Thursday. Students outside or in academic buildings or the Olin Library were escorted or transported by van to residence halls by campus safety officers.