Campus Gun Scare Caused By Student Carrying Light Stand

December 06, 2018 - 10:18 am

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - Officials say a gun scare at a Connecticut university last month was caused by a student carrying a portable light stand.
The report of a man with a long gun at Western Connecticut State University on Nov. 20 prompted a massive police response to the Danbury campus and a shelter-in-place order.
There were no reports of gunshots or injuries.
According to statement from the university Thursday, campus police reviewed security images and saw someone entering a building with the light stand.

A student later carried the same piece of equipment past a classroom.

A student in that classroom called 911 to report a man with a gun.
College President John Clark said he was ``greatly relieved'' by the report but urged the campus community to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity.

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