Morehead State University’s Police Department has charged two students with three counts of Falsely Reporting an Incident.
Kayla Miller, 18, of Premium, and Shelby Bauers, 19, of Olive Hill, were charged April 5.
The charges stem from an investigation by MSUPD after several false fire alarm activations in Cartmell Hall on March 13, and twice March 26.
Through the use of video media technology, Miller and Bauers were determined to be persons of interest and were interviewed about the false fire alarm activations, which lead to the criminal charges.
“I appreciate the excellent work of the Morehead State University Police Department during the investigation of the incidents in Cartmell Hall. The collaborative efforts of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, MSUPD, the Morehead Fire Department, and the Student Life Office demonstrate our strong commitment to holding individuals accountable for inappropriate behavior related to fire safety and for placing students and community members in danger,” said Kevin Koett, assistant vice president for student life and dean of students.
The charge of Falsely Reporting an Incident is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail or a $500 fine or both.
The police department also will request the court to order the defendants to pay restitution at approximately $2,000.
MSUPD is continuing their investigations into other false fire alarm activations on campus.