WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue December 4, 2012
EKU Student Arrested After Note Prompts Dorm Evacuation
Authorities in Richmond have charged an Eastern Kentucky University student with terroristic threatening after a note was found on a dorm refrigerator. According to the Richmond Register, 18-year-old Jacob A. Walker was booked into the Madison County Detention Center Monday night.
EKU spokesman Marc Whitt said a small refrigerator was found wrapped in duct tape in a corridor of the Palmer House residence hall. A note found on the refrigerator caused officials to evacuate the dorm at about 4 p.m.
A Kentucky State police bomb squad brought in a bomb-sniffing dog to investigate and the refrigerator was found to contain only spoiled meat.
Walker is a first-semester freshman. The residence hall was reopened about two hours after the note was found.