Disturbing Texts Raise Concerns

Written by Theresa Rose on April 23, 2019

There were some tense moments at the Burlington Hawkeye offices Monday afternoon.  The general manager learned of some disturbing text statements made by a former employee and called employees together to inform them.  The staff was kept in one room as a precautionary measure until law enforcement officers arrived.  Des Moines County deputies then escorted everyone from the building.  Business resumed two hours later.  Apparently, while disturbing, the texts did not threaten the newspaper itself or any of the employees.