OUPD Increase Security at Student Senate Meeting

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Ohio University Police are temporarily increasing security measures at the Student Senate meeting in light of a chaotic meeting at last week.

In an announcement to the student body, the Senate said, "the Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) will be in attendance at the meeting tonight specifically for safety purposes."

Along with the police presence, Student SpeakOut has been moved to the end of the meeting.

The message also informed the students of:

-A 150 person occupancy limit will be enforced.

-OUPD will be searching bags at the door.

-No one, including the media, is allowed on the main senate floor unless granted permission.

On September 10, four students from the group Bobcats for Israel were arrested on the charge of disturbing a lawful meeting. 

They were reportedly at the meeting to speak out about Student Senate President Megan Marzec's controversial "Ice Bucket Challenge" video where she dumped a bucket of fake blood on her head and asked the university to "divest" from Israel.

Since, Maxwell Peltz, 20, of Orange Village; Rebecca Sebo, 22, of Pepper Pike; Gabriel Sirkin, 20, of White Plains, N.Y.; and Jonah Yulish, 19, of Beachwood entered pleas of not guilty on Thursday, September 11, in Athens County Municipal Court.

The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m. in Walter Hall 235.