The University of Tampa has increased security at one of its buildings, allegedly due to threats against a faculty member, although school personnel would not verify that. The university is now mandating that ID cards be swiped in order to gain entrance to the communications wing of the building.
An email from Andrew McAlister, associate chair of the communications department, seemed to indicate that some were propping the building’s door open to enable access to anyone.
One source, however, commented that the security measures are a response to a situation involving a former student threatening at least one professor in the communication department.
While students might find the new security inconvenient, they understand the reason behind it. “It’s kind of annoying but they are trying to do all they can to keep us safe,” commented one student.
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