A threat posted last night on social media has been thoroughly investigated and is a hoax. Multiple reports of the same threat were made and it may have originated overseas. As always, ASUPD will alert the community if a credible danger is present.
At approximately 1:30 a.m. the ASU Police Department received a report of a suspect with a gun at the intersection of McAllister and Lemon. Officers responded immediately to the scene, and community members in the area were told to shelter in place. As officers arrived, the suspect fired multiple shots before fleeing, but was quickly apprehended. No injuries have been reported. A male suspect is in custody, and a gun has been recovered. The suspect is not affiliated with ASU.
As a public university, ASU adheres to the First Amendment and strives to ensure the fullest degree of intellectual freedom and free expression. All individuals and groups on campus have the right to express their opinions, whatever those opinions may be, as long as they do not violate the student code of conduct, student organization policies, and do not infringe on another student’s individual rights. University staff, including ASU Police, are here to support and promote a safe environment where the free exchange of ideas can take place.
The ASU Police Department received information on Feb. 28 from a concerned student that another student might be building explosives in his Palo Verde East residence hall. ASUPD officers responded quickly to the scene and evacuated the fifth floor as a precaution. Officers found materials used in the development of explosives, and soon after took Logan Reynolds into custody.
The U.S. Senate confirms ASU professor Maria Rosario Jackson as the 13th chair of the National Endowment for the ArtsDecember 20, 2021
Maria Rosario Jackson is a tenured Institute Professor in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and holds an appointment in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions. For more than 25 years, Maria Rosario Jackson’s work has focused on understanding and elevating arts, culture, and design as critical elements of healthy communities. Jackson is the first African American and Mexican American to lead the National Endowment for the Arts.
ASU Police officers have made an arrest in connection to the reported criminal damage in the Hayden Library interfaith reflection rooms. Wesley Waggoner was arrested at approximately 8 p.m. Thursday evening after he was reported by Hayden Library staff for causing additional damage to library property. ASU Police officers were able to connect Waggoner to the crimes reported on Wednesday after reviewing surveillance footage from the area.
The Arizona State University Police Department has made an arrest connected to the on-campus sexual assault from October 17, 2021.
The Dean of Students Office is aware of the incident between a handful of students that was captured in a video circulated on social media. The Dean of Students Office will be discussing it with all involved. ASU is a community of more than 100,000 people from all 50 states and more than 150 countries. Differences of opinion are part of the university experience. The university expects respectful dialogue between students in all engagements.
Arizona State University will comply with Gov. Ducey’s Executive Order issued today and will communicate changes in protocols to the university community.
Our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have often suffered an unjust history in our country. It is a history of abuse and violation of constitutional and human rights, and it is an indicator of the deep failings that we have in our history and our fundamental weakness: We lack a full understanding of what equal means.