UPDATED: Banned planker Webster will enroll at WKU but ‘can’t talk’ yet


Staff Report

Tyler Webster, banned for laying stiff as a board and placing stickers promoting his plankresponsibly.com website around campus, tweeted on Tuesday: “It’s all over, i’m going to #WKU !!!”

When reached by phone Tuesday afternoon, the incoming student confirmed his tweet but declined further comment until Wednesday.

“I can’t talk about anything right now,” he told the Herald. “There is a reason, but I can’t really speak on that right now.”

Webster, a Bowling Green resident, was issued a “trespass order” by WKU’s Office of Judicial Affairs last week a day after he was profiled for his planking hobby in the Bowling Green Daily News.

It’s not known why WKU lifted its ban before Webster’s scheduled hearing with the Office of Judicial Affairs this Monday.

Calls made Tuesday to WKU officials, including some who have already spoken about Webster’s campus ban, were not returned.

A Facebook event “WKU Plank Support for Tyler Webster” was set to coincide with Webster’s Judicial Affairs meeting. That event, created by WKU student Austin Alford, was deleted on Tuesday.

Webster remains unlisted in WKU’s online student directory.

Reporter Nick Bratcher contributed to this story.