Mn. University Bans Man Seeking His Missing Son


In the 16 months since his son, Josh, disappeared from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., the school says, Brian Guimond has harassed and sworn at students and campus security officers, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The university also accuses Guimond of taking photos of unwilling officers, picketing at the football stadium during a campus family weekend, handing out leaflets before graduation, and phoning some of his son’s friends as often as three times a week.

“He is scaring the students,” said Jason Laker, dean of campus life. A friend of Josh reportedly complained that Guimond harassed him, visited with people in his hometown about him, and pressured his roommates to identify photos of campus security officers.

St. John’s has obtained a court order barring Guimond from campus unless he gets permission in advance and is escorted by someone from the school. Guimond will challenge the order. “I’m just trying to get to the bottom of my son’s disappearance. Some people don’t like me asking questions.”

Josh’s friends met with him and phoned him last week, said Guimond, 45, a landscape foreman. “If they’re that terrified of me, why would they meet with me? I’ve never heard anything once from [the] kids. … They want this resolved,” he added. “Of course I get upset. Until your only child is missing, shut up.”


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