Crime

Mizzou 'immediately' bars student from campus after reported sexual assault in dorm

A student was immediately removed from the University of Missouri campus following a report of sexual assault in a residence hall, university officials said Friday.
A student was immediately removed from the University of Missouri campus following a report of sexual assault in a residence hall, university officials said Friday.

University of Missouri officials "immediately" removed a student from campus after a sexual assault reportedly occurred in a residence hall, officials said Friday in a statement.

The student has been banned from campus, and police are investigating the incident. The university did not release the student's name, citing restrictions under federal law.

The date of the incident was not released.

"Campus safety is our No. 1 priority, and we are committed to ensuring each student, faculty, staff member and visitor has a safe experience,” said Chancellor Alexander Cartwright in the statement.

"Reports of sexual assault, or any actions that threaten campus safety, will be pursued and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

Gary Ward, the vice chancellor for operations, also ensured parents and students that "safety is our utmost concern."

This weekend, residence hall staff will be in place "24/7 at all residence halls on campus," according to the statement.

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