Campus Report: Feb 17 to Feb. 22

Thursday, February 20

At 10:07 a.m. the MCC Library Staff called and reported a problem with a student trying to remove a book without checking it out, and said the student was not cooperative. Upon arrival, Master Srgt. Davis of the MCC Police spoke with the suspect who said that he didn’t realize he had the book in his bag. The student said that the “Library Lady” was making a big deal out of it so he left the book in the library. Davis spoke to the library staff who said that as the student went through the detector, the alarm activated. The staff said that the student said that he didn’t have anything so they put him back through the detector and the alarm reactivated. It was reported that the student then admitted to having the book in his bag but he had the book checked out three weeks ago. There was no stamp in the book showing that the book had been checked out. Davis brought the staff and the student together and he was counseled, supplied with a copy of the library rules, and warned about his behavior. The student apologized and is allowed back in the library on a term of good behavior. No further police action was taken.

At 1:56 p.m. a student and his instructor came to MCC Police seeking a physician or a nurse. Officer Sinnamon informed them that we had neither on campus. The student was complaining that his hands were clammy and cold; he was shaking, the rest of his body felt hot and he felt tingling down his left arm. The student reported that he suffered from high blood pressure and that he had taken 3 Amlodipine Besylate on the advice of his physician. He felt that his blood pressure was still higher than normal. His normal pressure was 146/82. Officer Sinnamon asked if he would like to transport to the hospital and he signed the refusal to transport form. Officer Sinnamon took his blood pressure and found it to be 150/82. After speaking with him for a few minutes, he said that he felt better. He was going to drive himself home and then get a ride to the VA Hospital. No further police action was taken.

“The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The law is tied to an institution’s participation in federal student financial aid programs and it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. The Act is enforced by the United States Department of Education” (