May 27, 2022

Facilities worker arrested and charged for gun threat

Yesterday, at 12:17 p.m., Capital P.D. responded to a complaint that a WFF employee was upset over being told to wear a mask in the Conservatory of Music.

The suspect is named Kevin Reavish. According to Interim Chief of Police Scott Kunkle, Reavish recently began working at the University.

Allegedly, Reavish was told by Conservatory staff that he needed to put a mask on inside the building. He grew upset, threatening to come back and shoot up the Conservatory.

“We later found a loaded firearm in his vehicle,” Kunkle stated in an email. “The suspect was arrested and transported to the Franklin County jail on three felony charges including, Inducing Panic, Illegal conveyance of a firearm and Illegal transport of a firearm.”

The firearm that was found was a 9mm pistol. No students or faculty were physically harmed, but counseling services are being offered for those who were present during the incident.

For those that don’t know, WFF (recently changed to HES) is a facilities service company that Capital outsources their custodial and facilities maintence work to. Reavish was technically an employee of WFF, not Capital University.

The Chimes will return to this article with any further updates.

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