Police determined the threats posed no serious threat to either university. The Commonwealth Attorney will determine if criminal charges will be filed.
The upgrade will include increased emergency buttons, new cameras, an improved intercom system and rising metal barriers that can be activated through phone calls.
The Virginia Military Institute women’s coach stresses versatility as her team faces teams with more players.
The interim superintendent of the institute said measures have been implemented to slow the virus’s spread.
This is the latest development after allegations led to the resignation of VMI’s superintendent, General J.H. Binford Peay III.
The Board has not decided on a new location for the statue. Meantime, it announced other changes at the military school.
Gov. Ralph Northam ordered an independent investigation of Lexington’s Virginia Military Institute. The probe comes after a Washington Post article about black cadets facing racism at the school.
The pandemic forces W&L and VMI to move classes online as the number of infected people across the country grows.
College and K-12 students continue to report in person for classes in Lexington and Rockbridge, while nearby universities move instruction online.
The military academy is accused of treating male and female cadets differently, condoning hazing as a “boys will be boys” masculine rite of passage.