Just curious, but there have been several major events at college campuses over the past several years. Typically a crazy *(sorry that is not P.C., I should have said ‘troubled’) *student killed other students. Now my daughter is not old enough for college yet, but being a concerned parent I want her to be safe. Most college policies prevent students from carrying guns on campus for protection, most also outlaw Mace, OC/Pepper spray, personal tasers, etc. So kids can’t protect themselves.
Should we force colleges to run ANNUAL background checks on students looking for criminal and mental instability?
Here is a case of a kid who was caught BEFORE going crazy and killing others. But its interesting if you read the full stories, this kid is clearly a criminal, he is apparently linked to several robberies around the town.
Its also interesting that the pro-active steps taken by the college are not listed in any news story I can find other than they sent out a memo to staff??? How would that protect people!
Gonzaga Student Expelled
Posted: Feb 19, 2009 06:34 PM
[size=1]SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU) received a telephone call from Gonzaga Security regarding a Molotov cocktail device that had been found by a custodian in the parking lot of Catherine-Monica Hall on campus. The device had been secured by GU and taken as evidence. The subsequent investigation and a tip led to the discovery of similar prohibitive items inside the dorm room of Timothy D. Parker, 18-year-old former GU Student. Throughout the stages of the investigation, the SIU officers secured several items as evidence including stolen firearms and ammunition from an off-campus location.[/size]
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[size=1] Gonzaga Administration has taken proactive, deliberate steps to assure the safety of everyone and we are extremely appreciative of their cooperation.[/size]
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[size=5]GU student linked to Molotov cocktail[/size]
[size=1]Posted: Feb 19, 2009 02:59 PM [/size]
[size=1]Updated: Feb 19, 2009 06:34 PM [/size]
[size=2][size=1] SPOKANE -- A Gonzaga University student has been expelled after an investigation revealed that person had in his possesion multiple stolen weapons, ammunition and other prohibited items. The investigation began when a telephone call tipped off investigators that a Molotov cocktail had been found in a parking lot at the Catherine / Monica Hall at Gonzaga University.[/size][/size]
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[size=2][size=1] Authorities found prohibited items similar to the Molotov cocktail in Parker’s dorm room. Schaeffer declined to specify the nature of the prohibited items since the investigation is ongoing. [/size][/size]