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.


TopJayhawk 6 years, 1 month ago

What does this have to do with the NRA?

Completely dumb statement.

Paul R Getto 6 years, 1 month ago

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

mom_of_three 6 years, 1 month ago

Yeah, but if something heartbreaking happened, those students would feel so awful about not turning him in for having a gun.

Graczyk 6 years, 1 month ago

Which is why the students told the hall director about the gun.

geekin_topekan 6 years, 1 month ago

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

TopJayhawk 6 years, 1 month ago

You make this judgement on one incident? As a fellow Topekan, that is a big jump. Why don't you just lump all gun owners togather because of one dumb kid.....Oh that's right, you just did. Prejudice much?

overthemoon 6 years, 1 month ago

Guns are fine and safe. Until they come in contact with people. Then they become a serious problem.

oldvet 6 years, 1 month ago

This kid isn't "law abiding"... he saw the legal sign excluding firearms from the building and chose to break the law. He became a criminal at that point. "Law abiding" gun owners see the legal sign and either put their firearm back into their car or they do not enter the building.

TopJayhawk 6 years, 1 month ago

That's about it. But we are already giving away our freedoms. We let the dummies in Washington do as they please.
Gotta stop. Although to be fair. I do worry about kids in dorms with guns. Especially around so many younger ones. and if she had "numerous complaints" he must have been showing it off a lot. Very immature.

overthemoon 6 years, 1 month ago

Wait til the 'pro gun' people show their true stripes as corporate stooges. the talk about your 'freedoms'.

otto 6 years, 1 month ago

You don't have to live in the bat cave - he could choose other housing that allows guns

chootspa 6 years, 1 month ago

He has the right to own the gun. He doesn't have the right to store it in the campus housing unit. The rules were posted.

evilpenguin 6 years, 1 month ago

Well it's really pretty stupid to found a country that allows guns and dumb people to live under one roof.

John Hamm 6 years, 1 month ago

Yes. Sometimes not even that for we are in the era of "Change."

Flap Doodle 6 years, 1 month ago

The stereotyper of the day race has a new leader.

Eric Neuteboom 6 years, 1 month ago

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

FlintlockRifle 6 years, 1 month 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

DillonBarnes 6 years, 1 month ago

The University Police will store firearms for students who live in the dorms, I assume that goes for Scholarship Halls, too.

Mark Currie 6 years, 1 month 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.

goodcountrypeople 6 years, 1 month 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.

Phoghorn 6 years, 1 month ago

I am so glad to see there is absolutely no prejudice, bigotry, or hatred in your post.

JayhawksandHerd 6 years, 1 month ago

You know, I moved to the Midwest to get away from the faux outrage and anal-retentiveness demonstrated by people like you. Feel free to move back east any time you please.

parrothead 6 years, 1 month ago

Really, "the dishonest cops are happy to remain in the pockets on KU's shark-filled HR Department"? So, you have any proof to back up this claim of "dishonest cops" in anybody's pocket, let alone the HR department? Somehow there is collusion between cops and HR? Seems to me that HR departments in state agencies have no extra money to dole out for bribes so unless you have proof please don't make such outlandish claims. Starting to sound like Smitty, or did Smitty get a new sign on.....

BTW, what the heck are "street harassers" anyway? Do you mean cops who give you tickets? If that's it, here's an idea: obey the law.

LadyJ 6 years, 1 month ago

Street harassers are people that offer to help you when you are in public. He seems to have an extreme hatred of people that offer assistance.

LadyJ 6 years, 1 month ago

To all you "street harassers", please feel free to continue offer me help, I "appreciate" the assistance.

Jayhawk_4_Life 6 years, 1 month ago

so not only did you right that essay above, you went back and proofread it? wow you must really have no life to devote your time to such a hateful and misinformed comment.

Jayhawk_4_Life 6 years, 1 month ago

write* (wow that ruined my argument haha)

Lawrence Morgan 6 years, 1 month 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.

DillonBarnes 6 years, 1 month ago

I feel like you're making assumptions about this individual.

No, I am not condoning his behavior. Yes, I believe he understood the rules and should be subject to whatever ramifications come from it.

However, saying "you don't know what this person has in mind now or in the future" is an unfair assumption. All we know is that he possessed a gun (and was dumb enough to show it to other people), that doesn't necessarily make him dangerous.

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