GM Reacts to Reported Threats of Violence Against Minorities

GM Assembly Wentzville

KPLR/Fox2 News reported this morning about threats of violence at the Wentzville GM assembly plant and the reactions of some GM employees.

When 70 West Sentinel asked for further information, the plant’s communication manager, Darin Copeland, offered the following statement:

“The Wentzville Police Department is investigating inappropriate and threatening messages written on walls within the GM Wentzville Assembly Plant.

“GM Wentzville Assembly is cooperating with Wentzville Police as they investigate both incidents. A security plan is in place, and GM and the UAW are asking employees to cooperate with efforts to address any threats or other unacceptable conduct. We have no further comments at this time.”

The Wentzville Police Department has not issued a press release about the investigation or the credibility of the threats, but Major Paul West was quoted in a Post-Dispatch story, saying that the two threats written on bathroom walls threatened violence sometime around December 1.