Last week the Virginia Wesleyan College campus received a direct threat from a former student, Aaron Robinson, via social media.
An email notification was sent out to students, faculty and staff to notify them of the threat. A picture of Robinson was attached to the email along with guidelines to stay alert and aware of one’s surroundings.
Campus security worked closely with Virginia Beach police, patrolling on and around campus to ensure the safety of the school.
A day later, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Enrollment Services David Buckingham received the news that Robinson had been found and taken into custody in Maryland.
Buckingham said that had this particular incident presented an immediate, active and imminent threat to the campus community, the school would have notified students through an emergency messaging system.