[Central Michigan University] junior Dennis Lennox, of the student-run group Students Against Gary Peters, was attempting to serve a FOIA request for e-mails between Peters and Pamela Gates, dean of the college of humanities, social and behavioral sciences, Monday afternoon when he alleges that Gates assaulted him.
“It was a routine request,” Lennox said by telephone. “What happened was unfortunate. I can’t understand what happened. I’ve never experienced such a hostile response to a FOIA request.”
Meanwhile, Gates has filed a criminal complaint against Lennox with the university’s police department:
“This is an ongoing situation,” Smith [spokesperson for Gates] said. “Mr. Lennox has basically been stalking officials including Gary Peters. Dean Gates feared for her own safety with the way he approached her in her office. The charges will be sent to the prosecutor of Isabella County.”