St. Catherine Security Guard Out of Hospital; Police Trying to Determine What Happened

St. Catherine Security Guard Out of Hospital; Police Trying to Determine What Happened Photo: KSTP

September 13, 2017 09:47 PM

A St. Catherine University campus security officer is recovering after being shot in the shoulder while on duty Tuesday night. 

That officer is now out of the hospital. But police are still investigating in an effort to determine who pulled the trigger.


Complicating the matter further, sources are now telling KSTP that police are not actively looking for a suspect. And police have publicly said there is no threat to the public.

The security guard, a 25-year-old male, is one of 18 unarmed security officers at the school.

RELATED: Security Officer Hurt in St. Catherine University Shooting, Search for Suspect Underway

Now university officials say they will review any number of policies, including whether security officers should be armed.

The campus was placed on lockdown after the incident while a campus-wide and building-to-building search was conducted. 

University officials say the school's public safety and president's offices communicated with the campus community via text messaging and email during the four-hour lockdown.

Mark Johnson, the school's vice president of Safety and Security, said security has been heightened on campus and university officials will take a closer look at all policies. 

"We are unarmed as far as firearms," Johnson said. "They carry other means of protection, but there are no firearms on campus for our security staff. 

"I think everything and anything will be talked about and what is going to be the most prudent for the campus at large will be looked at." 

University officials have advised staff and students to continue to sign up for campus email and text alerts. 


Cleo Greene

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