Wentzville police investigating threats of violence against employees at GM Assembly Plant

WENTZVILLE, MO (KTVI) - Wentzville Police are investigating after racially charged messages and threats of violence were posted in bathrooms at the GM Assembly Plant in Wentzville.

"Since the threat surfaced, the plant has implemented a series of security measures" said plant spokesperson Darin Copeland.  "The ultimate goal is to keep employees safe and find who is responsible for the inappropriate messages" he said.

According to employees, there has been at least two times when the messages have appeared in the last month.  The most recent appearing the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  An 11-year employee of the plant who didn't want to be identified said the messages promised to kill minorities on or around December 1, and promised more violence against people who got in the way.

"Very, very offended" that employee said.  "It's very scary because when we walk in Thursday, we don’t know what to expect at all" she said.

"This behavior will not be tolerated" said Copeland.  "We are asking GM employees and the UAW to cooperate with us and police during this time so that we can address the threat".

"It’s so much stuff like this that’s going on over the world you can’t take this stuff too lightly" said an employee.  "It’s too much going on and its always people that’s willing to try anything" she said.

In addition to the extra police patrols, the plant says since the threats surfaced, they have implemented their own security measures.