Archive for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

KU student arrested for having gun in a scholarship hall

April 24, 2012


A 22-year-old Kansas University student was arrested Monday night, accused of possessing a gun inside a scholarship hall, KU police said.

Maj. Chris Keary, assistant KU police chief, said officers were called about 11 p.m. to Battenfeld Scholarship Hall, 1425 Alumni Place, by the hall director who said she had received numerous reports that a resident had a gun in his room.

Keary said police made contact with the man, recovered a gun and cited him for unlawful possession of a firearm on certain government property, a misdemeanor. The man was given notice to appear in Douglas County District Court. Keary said university buildings have signs stating guns are not permitted inside, which is in accordance with state law.


Lawrence Morgan 1 year, 12 months ago

Guns don't belong in any scholarship hall, or anywhere else on campus. I'm a Pearson graduate, which is the scholarship hall across from Battenfield.

In my opinion, this person at Battenfield should leave the hall now, this weekend. No one belongs at a scholarship hall if they have a gun.

My experience has always been that most scholarship hall persons are great individuals, fun to be around with and inclined to study and get good grades.

You don't know what this person has in mind now or in the future. But he certainly doesn't belong in the scholarship hall atmosphere.


goodcountrypeople 1 year, 12 months ago

"Love your crooked neighbor with your crooked heart." In my experience that's the motto at KU. That's why street harassment is such an active sport on campus , and why the dishonest cops are happy to remain in the pockets on KU's shark-filled HR Department. It's really scary when aggressive, unsophisticated people with little self-awareness and less political understanding plus zilch respect for human equality egotistically think they are God's gift , and so go about the world messing with those"poor unfortunates" who if anyone cared enough to inquire would consider themselves blessed to be spared such hateful ignorance. Beware of strangers, especially yokels from KS. Remember, you street harassers and self-admiring, mindless "Good Samaritans" no one asked to deal with you! You're trying too hard, and your motivation is ultimately selfish. You are offensively treat people like physical objects based on one small facet of their being that no one would see as a problem but those with bigotry of the eyeballs. Patronizing, southern-influenced manners make my blood boil. Guns don't mix well in this type of backwoods atmosphere.


eugunieum 1 year, 12 months ago

As much as I hate to agree with the anti gun people, posted means just that. No Gun. Another thing that comes to mind is concealed means concealed. He must have been showing it off, or no one would've ever known.


FlintlockRifle 2 years ago

He's probably a hunter and no other place to store it, people do come from other states to go to school, and no home to store it in, just my thoughts


Eric Neuteboom 2 years ago

We just had keggers in BFeld, just keggers...


alcoholbliss 2 years ago

Relevant - All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, You better run, better run, outrun my gun.


Keith Richards 2 years ago

Schol hall kid needs a gun? Scared of all the other nerds living with you?


g_rock 2 years ago

It was way more fun when the had to put the dorms on lockdown a few years ago for someone's boyfriend....why less drama in the Schol Halls? You don't feel threatened by a geek?


Gotland 2 years ago

All it takes to strip us of our constitutional rights is a posted sign?


Andini 2 years ago

A chainsaw would have been safer.


geekin_topekan 2 years ago

So much for that "law abiding" gun owner I hear so much about.


toe 2 years ago

You are always responsible for your own safety.


Paul R Getto 2 years ago

Stand your ground, Bubba. You might even get to be first in the breakfast line if you take your piece with you.


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