COMMENT: Notice how the timing of this local Texas ‘scare’ happens to coincide with the national terror scares over ‘suspicious ink’– and all right before elections. Further, this scare, which happened to also coincide with a Bush speaking event, was tied to fears of shootings on campus– like the one that occurred recently at the University of Texas, and further back, on the Virginia Tech campus. There is reason to believe these events may be used to challenge calls to allow students, faculty & staff to carry concealed weapons on campus (*ironically offering greater protection).
October 29, 2010
* Update* Officials briefed News 3 about the man accused of bringing a plastic replica of an AK-47 on the Texas A&M campus and causing quite a scare Thursday for thousands.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Reports of a gunman on campus cause quite a scare at Texas A&M.
Police held a news conference Thursday evening at Texas A&M University Police headquarters to brief media with updates.
Sgt. Allan Baron with the Texas A&M University Police Department said the incident started around 3:45pm when a bus driver on campus spotted a man carrying what appeared to be an AK-47. Officials say the weapon was actually a plastic replica AK-47. The man carrying it went into university buildings, including Rudder Tower.