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The Security Notices documented here are pursuant to the requirement of the Jeanne Clery Act. An alert is posted when BSC considers a situation to pose an on-going threat to the college community. If you have any questions about alerts posted, please contact the BSC Safety & Security Department.


** REPORT SUSPICIOUS PERSONS, VEHICLES, OR ACTIVITIES IMMEDIATELY! **

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Higher Education and the Jeanne Clery Act, Security Notices are issued to provide timely warning information concerning a potential health and/or safety situation at or near Bismarck State College to allow our students and employees to have both the time and the information necessary to make decisions or take appropriate actions concerning their own personal safety.

Alerts

April 30: Area Alert Update
Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

On April 29th, 2020 at approximately 5:30 PM, Bismarck Police arrested Mason Schuh, 24, of Bismarck, for three counts of Attempted Murder.  

Information was received that Schuh was at a residence in North Bismarck. Officers surrounded the residence, Schuh came out, was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Burleigh-Morton Detention Center.  No one was injured.

This case remains under investigation.



 


Initial Alert (April 28, 2020)

On April 24, 2020 at about 7:00 PM, the Bismarck Police Department received a report from a person who reported that his vehicle was shot at multiple times. This incident occurred in the 1600 Block of Burnt Boat Road. It was reported there were 2 other occupants in the reporter’s vehicle. The shooter was in a vehicle that pulled up next to the reporter’s vehicle.
Investigation into the incident identified Albert Crews, an 18-year-old male, as the driver of the suspect vehicle. Mason Schuh, a 24-year-old male, was identified as the shooter in the suspect vehicle.

On April 27, 2020 at about 6:30 PM Albert Crews was arrested for Accomplice to Attempted Murder. Formal charges are pending with the Burleigh County States Attorney’s office.

Mason Schuh is still at large and is wanted for Attempted Murder. He is considered armed and dangerous. Mason Schuh is described as a white, male, 5’09”, 155lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. If you have information on where Mason Schuh is at, do not approach and call the Bismarck Police Department (701) 223-1212 or your local law enforcement agency. Investigation is still ongoing.
 
April 28: Positive COVID-19 Case

Earlier today the BSC community received notice that one of our employees tested positive for COVID-19. First and foremost, our thoughts are with that person as they combat their illness. This person was working on campus and thanks to the quick work of our team and the Department of Health all known contacts had been notified by BSC and the ND Department of Health by Tuesday, April 28 at 3 p.m. Any employee who has been in contact with this individual will be quarantined at home for 14 days as per the direction of Burleigh County Health and the ND Department of Health. Any buildings where this individual worked are receiving deep and repeated disinfection. Additionally, we are reviewing our practices to ensure safety for others currently working on campus, and our intention is to continue operating as a Virtual Campus through May 15 and maybe longer.

Employees and students likely have a number of questions. Please refer to the ND Department of Health resources found here.

The North Dakota Department of Health conducts interviews with all persons diagnosed with COVID-19 to determine who their close contacts are. People who are identified as close contacts are notified by the North Dakota Department of Health and receive instruction on quarantine and monitoring. Click this link for a fact sheet on being a Close Contact.

If you have not been contacted by the North Dakota Department of Health after you have been in the same location with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, you are not considered a close contact but should continue to follow social distancing guidance, good handwashing hygiene and stay home if you become sick.

April 28: Area Alert
On April 24, 2020 at about 7:00 PM, the Bismarck Police Department received a report from a person who reported that his vehicle was shot at multiple times. This incident occurred in the 1600 Block of Burnt Boat Road. It was reported there were 2 other occupants in the reporter’s vehicle. The shooter was in a vehicle that pulled up next to the reporter’s vehicle.
Investigation into the incident identified Albert Crews, an 18-year-old male, as the driver of the suspect vehicle. Mason Schuh, a 24-year-old male, was identified as the shooter in the suspect vehicle.

On April 27, 2020 at about 6:30 PM Albert Crews was arrested for Accomplice to Attempted Murder. Formal charges are pending with the Burleigh County States Attorney’s office.

Mason Schuh is still at large and is wanted for Attempted Murder. He is considered armed and dangerous. Mason Schuh is described as a white, male, 5’09”, 155lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. If you have information on where Mason Schuh is at, do not approach and call the Bismarck Police Department (701) 223-1212 or your local law enforcement agency. Investigation is still ongoing.

March 15: Coronavirus Campus Update
Bismarck State College, after receiving more information from the ND Governor's Office, will extend spring break through March 25 and then deliver most courses remotely through April 5. BSC will remain open and daily operations will continue. Find details in your campus email and on the BSC website bismarckstate.edu/coronavirus