Man carrying air gun on campus released, fined

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- The man who carried an air gun on the campus of Carroll University and triggered a lockdown has been released and cited for disorderly conduct.

The college sent text alerts and emails to students to stay inside school buildings Tuesday after at least two people reported seeing a man with a gun on campus. Several Waukesha public schools in the area also kept students inside.

Waukesha Police Capt. Ron Oremus said Wednesday the man found the non-lethal weapon in the garbage and was carrying it back to his apartment when he was spotted on campus. Oremus says police believe the man had no ill intent, but the citation was issued because his actions caused "a stir."

Heavily-armed officers approached the man's apartment complex with guns drawn and arrested him.
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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- A lockdown has been lifted at Carroll University in Waukesha after a man was led away from a nearby apartment building in handcuffs.

The students were asked to stay inside buildings after two people told university safety officers they spotted a man with a gun on the northwest corner of the campus Tuesday.

The university sent a text alert to students about the incident and Waukesha police were called to the campus. Several public schools were also locked down in the area as a precaution.

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- A small university in southeastern Wisconsin is keeping students in its classrooms while police investigate a report of a man with a firearm.

Carroll University sent a text alert to students after the public safety office received two reports of a man with a gun on the northwest corner of the campus in Waukesha. University spokeswoman Claire Beglinger tells WITI-TV the person with the gun is described as a white male about 50 to 60 years old.

Police blocked off a street near campus with two police cars. About a half-dozen officers were gathered on the street near a military-style vehicle.

Waukesha school superintendent assistant Sue Ettinger says several nearby schools have been locked down as a precaution, including Central Middle, Saratoga STEM Academy and Randall Elementary.
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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- A small university in southeastern Wisconsin is keeping students in its classrooms while police investigate a report of a man with a firearm.

Carroll University sent a text alert to students after the public safety office received a report of a man with a gun near the tennis courts.

Student Affairs administrative assistant Yolanda Medina says no one is allowed to leave the campus buildings while the report is investigated.

Carroll has about 3,500 students and is located about 30 miles from Milwaukee in the city of Waukesha.


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