Man from Delaware Sentenced to Jail and Probation for Stalking President Jackson
Last week, the Associated Press reported that Gary Rullo, a 56-year old former employee of FedEx Corporation, was sentenced to six months in jail and subsequent probation for threatening Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson. According to the article, Rullo, a resident of Middletown, Delaware, travelled to Troy and posted "Wanted" posters on campus with Dr. Jackson's name on them. He also passed out literature at businesses in Troy, threatened to harm her if she went near Rullo's family, and sent e-mails to her containing racial remarks.
The only apparent connection between Rullo and Dr. Jackson is that Rullo is a former FedEx employee with a grievance against the company, and Dr. Jackson is a member of the company's board of directors.
Previous articles about the situation indicate that RPI Public Safety picked up Rullo on September 6 after he was observed posting the "Wanted" posters. Congratulations to all involved in his apprehension. Now that his actions have been made public, it is easy to conclude that he was a threat to Dr. Jackson's personal safety.