ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca College police are investigating a live round of ammunition found at a residence hall last week.

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Ithaca College spokesman David Maley confirmed that a single .22 caliber live ammunition round was found just outside Emerson Hall.

“It’s against Ithaca College policies to possess live ammunition on campus,” Maley said, clarifying that possessing the ammunition on campus is not against state law.

He said students were not danger, but officials went door-to-door to inform residents of the incident and interview people to get more information.

Maley said officials are still investigating the case.

The following email was released about the incident:

As many of you are aware, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management conducted door to door canvassing of Emerson Hall residents Thursday evening in an attempt to gain information concerning an item found outside of the building.

At approximately 10:05 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016, Public Safety received a report of what was later confirmed to be a single .22 caliber live ammunition round located on the northeast sidewalk of Emerson Hall exterior. 

Public Safety has increased patrols and visibility in Emerson Hall and the surrounding area as a precautionary measure.  However, at no time during the course of the ongoing investigation has there been reason to believe that there is any imminent or ongoing threat to Emerson residents or the campus community.  

Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to contact the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management at 607-274-3333, or to leave an anonymous voicemail message at 607-274-1060

The possession of ammunition in residence halls is prohibited by College policy.  Members of the campus community are reminded to immediately report any crime or suspicious activity to Public Safety. 

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Jolene Almendarez

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