Ellis Library Reviewing Security Practices after Student Removed for not Showing ID | KBIA

Ellis Library Reviewing Security Practices after Student Removed for not Showing ID

Dec 14, 2018

MU is reviewing its security protocol after a student was escorted out of the library early Wednesday morning when he didn’t have his student ID with him.

Michael Amaonye took to Twitter to recount the incident Wednesday after police were called to escort him out of Ellis Library.

“Folk really called the police on me for studying. This is beyond me,” he tweeted.

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The tweet gathered increasing attention as the day went on. By Thursday afternoon, it had 34 retweets and 156 likes. The official MU Twitter account tweeted back at him to let him know it was trying to reach out to learn more.

Amaonye later tweeted more context: “(The incident was) In Ellis unfortunately. Because I didn’t have my student id to check in with and they wouldn’t accept my student number. Something they always do. Sat down anyway and ended up being escorted out.”

Ellis Library is open 24 hours from Monday through Thursday. Students are required to present a student ID between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. before entering the library.

Senior campus leaders have spoken to Amaonye to apologize, according to an email from MU spokesman Christian Basi.

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