Elon University Campus Police responded to reports of a suspicious person on campus; the individual was a male, non-student who had tried to make contact with an Elon student he had met online, according to an E-Alert sent by Chief of Campus Safety and Police Joe LeMire around 11:30 a.m. on April 11. Officers responded to the report shortly after it was made at 9:15 a.m., and were able to locate and question the individual.

Elon Campus Police contacted the Elon student, who was reportedly concerned for their safety, and the individual was investigated by the police, instructed not to return to campus or contact the Elon student again and was issued a written, trespass warning. 

The E-Alert also stated an immediate campus alert was not sent because there was “no broader threat to the campus community.” LeMire also told Elon News Network at 10:11 a.m. on April 11 that there was no danger to the Elon University community.

Campus Police ended the E-Alert with encouraging members of the Elon community to know how and when to report incidents such as this via reaching the campus police department at 336-278-5555, calling 911 in the event of an emergency or utilizing the RAVE Guardian Safety App

“Reporting incidents such as this are an appropriate response to concerns,” LeMire wrote in the E-Alert. “The university supports and will promptly follow up on the reporting of any situation or individual that seems suspicious or concerning.”