On Thursday, January 16, around 10:00 a.m., Malvern Police Department informed the college that they were responding to a call regarding a threat of a firearm at College of the Ouachitas by an individual visiting the campus. A search of the suspected individual and their vehicle determined that no weapons were present. MPD removed the individual from the campus without further incident.
College of the Ouachitas takes situations of this nature seriously, as we place paramount importance on the safety of our students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. Situations of this nature allow college officials to evaluate and strengthen existing emergency protocols in order to assure the highest level of security for the College community.