Menacing behavior is expressing or showing an intention to inflict injury or damage upon someone or something.

  • Call Campus Police at (304) 367-4357.
  • Have someone else call if you are unable to do so.
  • Provide the address, location, and all possible details to the dispatcher.
  • De-escalate the situation if possible; if not possible, get to a safe place.
  • Do not provoke or become involved in the disruptive behavior.
  • Do not argue, yell or joke with the individual.
  • Limit eye contact with the individual.
  • Stay out of arm’s reach of the individual.
  • Do not touch the person.
  • If the disturbance is outside, stay away from doors and windows. Remain inside.
  • Do not allow menacing behavior to go unreported. Alert the Campus Police Department.

Refer to the Shooting Incident section of this Crisis Management guide if the individual begins using a weapon or gunshots are fired.

Contact Information

Department of Public Safety
Falcon Center
Phone: (304) 367-4157
Emergencies: (304) 367-HELP or (4357)

Jack A. Clayton
Chief of Police & Director of Emergency Management
Phone: (304) 367-4277
E-mail: jclayton@fairmontstate.edu      

Matthew Swain
Deputy Chief of Police
Coordinator – Clery Act
Phone: (304) 367-4157
E-mail: mswain1@fairmontstate.edu

Jessica Kropog Furgason
Program Specialist
Phone: (304) 367-4157
E-mail: Jessica.Kropog@fairmontstate.edu