Campus News 2013
For Immediate Release
November 7, 2013
UPDATE-Monday, November 11 at 3 p.m. - The Kerrville Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with the Thursday morning assault of a Schreiner student.
“We thank the Kerrville Police Department for their swift work in this case,” said Dr. Tim Summerlin. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with our student and her family as they move through the healing process.”
As safe as the Schreiner campus is, this is an unfortunate reminder that crime can reach us all. Please be aware of your surroundings and lock your doors at all times. Report any suspicious persons or activity to Schreiner Security or the Kerrville Police Department immediately. If you do not have the Security cell phone number programed into your phone, please do so now for your convenience. (830.739.1111)
Be Safe and always remember, “If you see something, say something.”
UPDATE - Friday, November 8 at noon - This weekend, Schreiner University will continue to employ an off-duty Kerrville Police Department officer to bolster its security efforts. The university has increased its own security patrols, as well as adding the KPD officer, since the Thursday morning attack on a student.
UPDATE - Thursday at 5:15 p.m. - Schreiner University has hired an off-duty Kerrville Police Department officer to bolster the university's security efforts tonight. Schreiner announced earlier that it would increase security patrols after an early morning attack on a student.
Schreiner to Increase Security Patrols Due to Student Assault
Around 2 a.m. this morning a Schreiner student was assaulted in her on-campus apartment. She was treated and released from a local hospital.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our student and her family during this difficult time,” said Dr. Charlie McCormick, Schreiner provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We are working closely with the Kerrville Police Department in every way possible and we are increasing our security patrols to ensure that all our students are safe.”
McCormick added that there will be an increased presence of residence assistants in the dorms and Schreiner is requesting increased patrols from the Kerrville Police Department as well.
The campus community was informed of the incident this morning and reminded to keep their doors locked at all times, travel in groups at night and immediately notify campus security or the Kerrville Police Department if they see suspicious persons or activity.
“The safety of our students is our utmost concern,” McCormick said.