And even a rare Sunday night post from me...
I saw this weekend that officials at Penn State Beaver had enacted parts of their safety plan after an apparent threat was made by a former student.
The ex-student and former member of their basketball team, Michael Mollett, reportedly made threatening comments on Twitter referencing VA Tech--concerning enough for the school to cancel all activities this weekend and involve local, state, and federal (the FBI) law enforcement.
Authorities continue to search for Mollett who has outstanding criminal warrants.
Since it was supposed to be an open house at Penn State Beaver this weekend, I went over to the university's website to see what information they had regarding this potentially violent situation.
And, I found nothing.
The lead story on the homepage was "Fall Open House Click for Info" with the status of "Postponed: To Be Rescheduled."
I clicked on the story and it described the event with a canceled note and just this: "Watch this space for new date and time."
Nothing on why the event was canceled.
Nothing on the potentially violent situation involving the campus.
Nothing on who police are looking to apprehend--despite the guy having warrants.
No information whatsoever for individuals arriving on campus.
Now, I am certain university administrators acted in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act--in that officials disseminated campus safety information to students, parents, and employees.
But what about visitors interested in the open house or others traveling to the university this weekend?
Wouldn't posting some relevant information to their website been appropriate?
For university leaders--avoiding unnecessary bad publicity is understandably an issue, but those administrators certainly could have done more to inform others about the potential dangers the campus was/is facing.
2017 Final Four Picks
12 hours ago