Security Briefs



2 a.m.

A Department of Public Safety officer received a call concerning noise in the lobby of East Hall. The officer entered the lobby and found 10 to 15 students there. The officer asked them to be quiet. They complied, but continued to be loud again. A Student Assistant and Residence Director then walked into the lobby. The students were warned to be quiet or the police would be called. They did not listen and the Joplin Police Department was called. When a JPD officer arrived, the students dispersed.

Injured Person


7:56 p.m.

A DPS officer noticed the METS ambulance had arrived on campus. The ambulance stopped near the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center. The officer arrived at the scene to find a subject being loaded into the ambulance. The subject had been hurt in a cage fight. He was transported to a local hospital.

Sick Person


11:20 a.m.

A DPS officer was dispatched to the Anderson Justice Center. The officer found a subject laying face down on the floor and suffering a seizure. The subject had blood on his forehead and nose. When the subject came to, he said he could not remember anything. Witnesses said the subject had been taking a GED test when he came outside for a break. He then collapsed after sitting down in the lobby. His father was contacted and came to take the subject to a local hospital.

Injured Person


9:35 p.m.

While working a basketball game, a DPS officer observed a person had fallen. The subject had tripped and hit the edge of one of the panels covering the long-jump pit. The subject skinned her nose and her lower lip was bleeding. The subject refused any medical attention and left the building with her family.

Sick Person


8:25 a.m.

A DPS officer was called to Reynolds Hall in reference to a sick student. When the officer arrived, the student said she had been sick to her stomach. She had seen a doctor the day before and had been treated for the flu. The student was transported to the nurse’s office.



8:30 p.m.

A student contacted the DPS office after receiving several calls to the residence halls. The student had received several calls of which she could not identify the caller. The calls did not contain any specific threats, but had several incidents of explicit language. The student was advised to turn the phone off and use her cell phone for any important calls.