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IUPUI students asked to seek shelter after man with ‘long gun’ spotted on campus

All buildings on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) are currently on lockdown after a man with a possible gun was seen in a parking lot on campus.

“Man with long gun seen in lot at Barnhill and Vermont. Seek shelter,” read the alert that was sent to students and staff, as well as posted on the university’s emergency management Twitter account.

University officials are asking students on campus to seek shelter and for everyone else to avoid the campus.

Officers entered and searched IUPUI’s School of Nursing, but it is unclear if they believe the alleged suspect is in the building.

Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School is also placed on lockdown due to the incident.  School officials said students and staff at the high school are safe.  Additionally, IU Health and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health were also placed on lockdown.

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176 Comments to “IUPUI students asked to seek shelter after man with ‘long gun’ spotted on campus”

    Meg said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Yes, please head to the scene where a possible gunman may be wandering around.
    I'd hate to have that job. :-X

    Chandler said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Well they locked all of us in a room. Who knows what's going on.

      Megan said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      What building??

      Anon2 said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      It's good that you have been secured. Stay there until clear. Follow twitter – @Fox59, @IUPUI, @IUEMC – for more info.

      josh said:
      March 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      Nothing is going on, last time i checked it wasn't illegal to carry a firearm. Some teenager is just over reacting. There are numerous police officers on scene and none of them have seen anything. If i was you I would walk out of the class room and go grab lunch. I bet you'll be done by the time this is all over and nothing will still have happened.

    James said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Glad I don't have to go to campus anymore, hope it's nothing serious for you guys.

    Robert said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    probably someone )bama sent

      Joe said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      I love that you get so many down-votes for that crap even on a Fox site.

      becky said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      what a racist

        Mel said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        More like, idiot.

    DebT said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I live off limestone st, my apartment faces the street, I've seen 5 campus, 3 state 1 undercover and now a helicopter… oh geez.

      Eric said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:52 PM

      That's it?

    Brian said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    If I'm reading this at 1:25pm on the 19th, why does the timestamp on the message from IUPUI say 4:54pm on the 19th?

      guest said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      probably GMT. they never set the timezone on their system….

      Cono said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      That's likely the time in UTC. It's not uncommon for servers/equipment to use the UTC timezone.

      Think Deeper said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:37 PM

      That's just how good Fox59 is! Didn't you see the delorian speeding down the road?

    bob said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    I hope people understand it is not illegal to carry a long gun, even on a public college campus.

      Anonymous2 said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM

      That's not the point. You've got 5000+ people on campus at a time. they have every right to question him

      anon said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      Yeah, but he's on a state-owned college campus, a city-owned high school is nearby as well as the federally-owned VA hospital, and other hospitals. Maybe it's not illegal to walk around with it, but it is illegal if he opens fire. If he's walking around carrying a long gun, who knows what his mental state is? Remember the Joker shooter in Colorado?

      I hope everybody in the area stays inside and stays safe!

        anonymous said:
        March 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM

        Yes IF he were to shoot it, it would be illegal. Is no one else questioning the fact that it appears only one person saw this man with the gun? What if it wasn't a gun at all or if it was all made up? No one with a weapon has been found and a long gun isn't the easiest weapon to hide.

      Jane said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:41 PM

      does that mean you should walk around with a RIFLE? it may be legal but you probably dont need a rifle on a college campus….

      smarterthanyou said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      um clearly you are an idiot because it is against IUPUI's policy to bear arms on campus and they have the right to enforce that rule no matter if it a constitutional right or not.

        jim said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:06 PM

        never said IUPUI didnt have a policy, he said that it is not illegal. Which it is not.

      Danielle said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      I hope you start doing your research, regardless if you have a gun permit or not, it is not permitted to have any type of firearm, or any other weapon for that matter on any type of educational facility, whether that be elementary school, high school, or college.

        jim said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:07 PM

        false. a college is not defined as a school in indiana code.

      anon4 said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM

      Actually, campus and hospital policy prohibit firearms/weapons on campus; therefore, it is illegal.

        jim said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:07 PM

        false. policies have no weight of law, unless the individual is asked to leave and they do not comply. at which point they could be arrested for trespassing.

      Joe said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      Actually, it is illegal at IUPUI.

        fukfyg said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:05 PM

        Actually no. It is against school policy which has nothing to do with being illegal. Carrying a gun is like smoking if you are a student you can get in trouble for it.

      Ashley said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      Legality is not where my mind is. Reasoning is what I'm concerned with.
      There is a big difference when one carries their handgun on their side in their holster through the streets of downtown vs a man walking around with a rifle/shot gun on a school campus. Most people don't usually travel with their shot guns just for the heck of it or for safety, as is common with handguns. Therefore, there is probably something fishy and if the campus chooses to take it seriously, then I appreciate that, rather than question it. After all the public shootings that have occurred over the past years, I cannot believe there are still people who question why everyone is "freaking out." Take things at least somewhat seriously.

        Anonymous said:
        March 19, 2013 at 7:40 PM

        Maybe his handgun was at the cleaners.

      Les said:
      March 19, 2013 at 4:53 PM

      Guns aren't permitted on the IUPUI campus.

      feedback said:
      March 19, 2013 at 4:58 PM

      tere maa ki.. It is not illegal to @#$% your mama on a public college campus

    Pete said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Its a message from the future

    Anonymous said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    I'm in Riley Hospital and haven't heard a thing from our people, we only know because someone's daughter call her mom here!

      anonymous said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      because you haven't heard it doesn't mean it wasn't announced to everyone

      Dawn Carlton said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      I’m At Methodist And They Just Said Iu And Reily Are On Lock Down

    barak said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Unbelievable!! does the presence of a gun mean that someone is going to shoot that gun. Where I grew up people had rifles on a rach in the back window of their pick ups. No one has ever been harmed by seeing a gun. It is not guns that we should fear, but the occasional nut job that may get one illegally. That and a tyranical government that, with the media as its mouthpiece, wants to remove guns from the hands of the 99.9% of gun owners who are law biding citizens. Take the guns away from people who respect the law, and you are left with criminals with guns and no one to stop them.

      Meg said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      I wouldn't question the presence of a "long gun" out in rural areas. But downtown Indy, on a college campus? Don't really see a valid reason for it. Especially if the guy was holding it (as opposed to it sitting on a rack in the back window of a pickup).

      Conor said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      That lot is smack dab in the middle of the IUPUI campus. The campus has a no gun policy and there isn't much hunting to do in the middle of a campus either. There isn't much reason for a gun to be there in the open.

      Anonymous said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      This is Indianapolis and not West Virgina. Maybe you aren't aware of all of the nut jobs that have been striking all over the country lately. It makes more sense to be proactive instead of reactive and protect as many people as possible!

      Peter said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

      How would anyone know if this person is going to shoot the gun?? And who in their right mind walks around a college campus with a long gun???

      Joe said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM

      Well that didn't take long.

      Paul said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      I'm a gun owner, and if it's true there's a man with a gun (and the person didn't just mistake an umbrella, which has happened before) even if this is not someone who wants to kill/injure someone he's a retard to have one on campus let alone bring one out of his vehicle. Long guns have NO business on a college campus.

      John said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      Barak, get you head out of your ass. You apparently do not follow the news of all the school shootings. Although you are correct that it is the person not the gun that kills, but guns on any school property is not to be take lightly. Explain exactly why a student would need to carry a gun on campus when they are fully aware it is not allowed?? Explain how you would feel if your child, wife/husband, neice, nephew, brother, sister or any other family member was on a school campus and injured by a gunman?? so, again I say GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS.

      Guest said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      You are an idiot.

      Diana said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM

      Where I grew up there were guns also – hunting guns, but people were not stupid enough to take them to a public place — that is not a responsible thing to do. Good grief!

      TAS said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      Whatever! You don't see people carrying shot guns into a grocery store, church, hospital, college campus, etc. around here. If I did, I would get out of there. Who gives a shit about priveleges or rights of one when it takes the rights away from others. There is no easy answer, but being naive just adds to the problem.

      Aries said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      Apparently we're not where you grew up! Maybe this guy walking around with this gun is a nut job. Who knows! That's why the police are there to investigate. Doesn't take a genius to figure this out, barak!

    Anonymous said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    It is absolutely illegal to have a gun on campus

      bob said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      it is not illegal. A public college campus is not defined as a school in indiana code. The school can make rules regarding their students but not the general public. If somone is simply carrying a gun on IUPUI campus it is not illegal.

      ... said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:35 PM

      No it isn't. You need to check the laws again. The campus has a policy that students and staff aren't allowed to carry firearms on campus but is not illegal.

      JMill said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      It is only against their code of conduct….I looked it up….It is not illegal to carry a firearm on a college campus in Indiana.

      Student said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      not illegal. in fact at orientation they advised us that if we had to carry a fire arm with us we should go to the campus PD and place it in a locker while we were in class. they prefer that firearms not be there… now there are thousands of people who can not defend themselves. hope nothing goes down.

      IU prof said:
      March 19, 2013 at 7:07 PM

      For all of the legal geniuses out there, the IU Police department deems that only they are allowed to carry firearms on the IU campuses. All others are breaking the law and subject to arrest. But hey, prove them wrong. Carry a gun on an IU campus, get arrested and spend thousands of dollars defending you stupidness. We need more entertainment here.

    David said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Why aren't the buildings being locked down?

      Concerned Mom said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      IUPUI is locked down. My daughter and other are locked inside classrooms.

    Anonymous said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    What if he's not a gunman?? I think people have become too accustomed to panicking when they see a firearm. The media hype about arms is ridiculous. For God's sake people, it is our right to bear arms, and not everyone is a serial killer!

      jones said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM

      but with everything that has been happening, is it seriously a good idea for someone to bring a gun to a school?

      far more important than your right to bear arms is our right to feel safe.

        bob said:
        March 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

        your feelings do not trump my rights.

        jones said:
        March 19, 2013 at 1:41 PM

        said, "RIGHT to feel safe."

        fuck you and your gun.

        jim said:
        March 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

        mature and intelligent. way to really advance your argument.

        anonymous said:
        March 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM

        What right to feel safe? You know why that is not a right? Because one person may feel safe in the same place that another person feels they are in danger. I truly hope you are not mixing up you "right to feel safe" with the 4th amendment "right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures." Do you have any idea how many registered gun owners there are in the US? Do you have any idea how many of them carry everywhere they go? They just might be out of sight! No one is forcing you to go somewhere that you don't feel safe.

        Joe said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:03 PM

        What is the valid case for carrying, in your hands, a long gun in downtown Indy in the middle of a college?

        ClanSmokeJaguar said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM

        One doesn't need a valid case to do what is legal!

        ClanSmokeJaguar said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM

        "jones" is one of the morons in this country who will give up allllll kinds of rights and guarantees to not BE safe but to FEEL safe.

        Dumb azz!

        Anonymous said:
        March 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM

        I agree with feeling safe, but he may have brought his hunting rifle to campus to meet a buyer for it. After all, it is primarily a commuter campus, and people from all around the suburbs of Indy go there. Even those of us who live in the boonies! For all we know, he is a responsible gun owner who has taken hunter safety classes and knows the proper way to handle a gun, and is responsible with it. People are not given enough credit, due to the few crazies who have shot people lately.

        Paul said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:51 PM

        A college campus is not the place for a firearm transaction. There are a thousand parking lots I could name where this wouldn't be a problem: Gander Mountain, Dicks, any local gun store, Rural King, Tractor Supply…. a college campus parking lot is not the place. Any responsible gun owner knows better.

        Anonymous said:
        March 19, 2013 at 3:03 PM

        As a college student myself, I know that time is not always something that is available. If this were the case, that a transaction was being made, then the convenience of time and doing it at school may have been easier.

    IndyMatt said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Yes, it is illegal to have a gun on a public university campus in Indiana. It's even more critical at IUPUI, which also houses the medical campus – including University and Riley Hospitals. So it is a big deal when someone heads north on Barnhill – which has entrances to the Cancer Center and Riley.

      bob said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM

      it is not illegal. a college is not defined as a school in Indiana code. the campus may have a no gun policy but that does not carry the same weight as law.

      Geoff said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

      Matt, can you cite the relevant Indiana Code for this? If it's against the law, it will be easy to find..

      IndyMatt said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

      It would be if someone steps inside the Cancer Center, Riley, etc. Remember some of these buildings on the IUPUI property are owned and operated by IU Health.

        bob said:
        March 19, 2013 at 1:47 PM

        please cite the code. Because the only places forbidden by law are federal buildings, licensed schools (k-12) and daycares, courhouses/jails, and secure areas of an airport.

        JMill said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        Google it and post a link…

      ... said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      I seem to to missing that Indiana code citation. Feel free to share it at any time now.

        rleemx said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:51 PM

        IC 35-47-9-2
        IC 35-41-1-24.7
        IC 20-18-2-16

        A college campus is not a school

      Student said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      not illegal. in fact at orientation they advised us that if we had to carry a fire arm with us we should go to the campus PD and place it in a locker while we were in class. they prefer that firearms not be there… now there are thousands of people who can not defend themselves. hope nothing goes down.

      Chris said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      It is not Illegal in IN to carry a firearm onto a collage campus. It is only against thier polkicy. They can only ask you to leave and it only becomes a crime if you refuse to leave. Then it is tresspass.

    Chris said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Did you all even notice the time on that tweet? It is 1:37 p.m people.

      Kris said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      That's in UTC, Universal Time.

    ANONYMOUS said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    RILEY IS ON LOCK DOWN AND EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT IT BECAUSE WE WERE ALL NOTIFIED IF YOU ARE AN IUPUI EMPLOYEE. THE COMMENTS ARE RIDICULOUS….GROW UP

    cdodds said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    I was teaching a class when one of my students got a phone call from a friend in the campus center. The guy's friend said he saw the guy with the gun walking towards the campus center and he looked like he meant business. We locked ourselves in a basement room right away.

      Concerned Mom said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      Thank you for taking procautions and being pro active!

        cdodds said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        Welcome. There are 8 of us in here in a storage room for maps with 9 computers. We are well entertained and informed by the news sites right now,

      ClanSmokeJaguar said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:10 PM

      >he looked like he meant business

      Maybe it was the attorney from TeeVee that assures all "we mean business!"

      LOL!

      Chris said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      So you locked yourself and all your students into a confined area with only one way in and one way out? Way to go. You just created a target rich enviroment and made it easy for a shooter to pin you into a corner and take you all out. If you really are concerned about your students safety you should train to use a firearm and be proactive, not reactive.

        cdodds said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:52 PM

        I am trained to use a firearm, but I am not stupid enough to carry it on college campus where I both go to school and work. I have spent too much money to kill my education as well as loose a good job. Let's play it out your way though … lets have all the students run around in the open hallway with no way to get home. The garage is locked down and the city bus is on detour … I would leave if I could. Right now, all we can do is find shelter and wait it out.

        Chris said:
        March 19, 2013 at 3:11 PM

        If Carry was allowed on campus and most if not all the teachers and students were armed and proficient in the use of firearms and structure clearing, do you belive people would still try to attack schools?

        cdodds said:
        March 19, 2013 at 3:19 PM

        No, I do not believe someone would attack an armed school as likely (might, but not as likely), and I support the right to carry … but that does not change school rules. When The Man says dance … you dance or you don't feed your family.

        Chris said:
        March 19, 2013 at 3:39 PM

        Understood. But that does not mean it is good policy. Maybe you should find other teachers that support the 2A and work together to change this dangerous practice of locking up free adults that would otherwise be able to defend themselves and others if they were not forced to disarm to go to school.

        cdodds said:
        March 19, 2013 at 3:56 PM

        I am not a teacher, just a tutor filling in for a teacher who called in … and I plan on leaving the moment I finish my Sr year. Till then, the police in our hallways will have to be protection enough. I do not have time nor motivation to rock the boat when I will soon be on land.

        Chris said:
        March 19, 2013 at 4:08 PM

        Not to sound harsh. But that is what is wrong with our generation (mind you I'm only 25) and the whole country today. People who are in the position to take action do not because " Its to hard" or "I dont have time". If you belive in the cause and are in the position why not take action when you see a problem? I am not in the position to change school policy or I would atleast try. My Fiance is currently attending classes at IUPUI, fortunately she was not on campus today, I assure you she will be speaking up to change this policy.

    astounded said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    you can't possibly really mean" unbelievable'. the presence of a gun doesn't mean someone is going to get shot, but there is no reason for a gun on a college campus. come on.

    Tecnosgir said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    I am waiting for them to come out that someone was just moving it from one place to another. And Gun Free Zones, just create places for madmen/women to be able to massacre many people at once without the fear of anyone being able to defend themselves. Gun Free Zones = Come shoot here madmen.

      Paul said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      doesn't matter… it's illegal to have a gun on campus. I don't like gun control, but concealed personal carry and open carry of a handgun (let alone a rifle/shotgun) are very different cases. I don't have a stance on personal concealed carry on campuses (the pros and cons ratio is too even for me to have an opinion). Long guns have no place on a college campus, and there is no excuse to make one visible: locked in back of trunk, okay whatever that's disputable, but other than that?? can't see how anyone can justify removing a firearm from the vehicle (other than concealed carry).

    Think Deeper said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    I bet it is a 200 year old musket and he's heading to his history class for a presentation!

      David said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      let's hope so. Has anyone heard a gunshot?

    anonymous said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Point is why would someone need to be walking around campus with a rifle??? It is a lil sketchy and I would be suspicious as well. With everything that has happend, they have the right to protect there students and staff by having a lockdown until they at least question him and find out his purpose. And no guns don't kill ppl its the messed up ppl that have no right to carry them that kills ppl.

    ... said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Unless they suspect him/her of committing a crime they have no right to detain or question him/her.

      Anonymous said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      It's illegal to carry a weapon on University property. This individual has broken a law. The police have every right to detain and question them.

        jim said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM

        no he has not. a public college is not defined as a school in indiana code. if he was simply walking with a rifle he was breaking no laws.

        Anon said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:20 PM

        If it's not illegal to carry a gun on a college campus, then explain to me this article about Indiana considering passing a law to make it legal to carry a gun on a college campus:
        http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01

        jim said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM

        that bill would make it illegal for universities to set laws prohibiting legal firearm owners from carrying. read the indiana code.

        Paul said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:43 PM
    Think Deeper said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    you know, some people would say that this wouldn't happen if all the kids had guns! or maybe we should just arm the finacial aid assistants….they seem nice! :)

    Courtni said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    thank you, anonymous. it is scary for us regardless of what people believe about the right to bear arms. when faced with a situation like this, even if it isn't anything, there is fear and lots of it. The best reaction if safety. Political views do not matter at a time like this. Just a bit of care even if you are frustrated at how people react. This is not currently a gun control battle. It is simply a matter of making sure people don't get hurt.

      ClanSmokeJaguar said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      Courtni, do you want me to come down there and stay with you? Keep you safe?

    JMill said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Gun Free Zones are quite effective, now aren't they?? Like hunting ducks on a pond. These things would not be in the news constantly if those who chose to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights were allowed to do so. It is not against the law in Indiana to carry a firearm onto a college campus, it is illegal on a K-12 campus. It is against college code of to do so and student is subject to expulsion….please educate yourselves before making untrue, uneducated statements.

    rleemx said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    I am pro 2A… Carrying a weapon is allowed. But carrying on a campus like that is not normal behavior. There is no hunting allowed there. Even if there was, there is nothing in season. Even if the carrier was after varmints that can be taken out of season (e.g. coyotes) that would be strange to do so A) on a college campus in the middle of a large urban area; B) in the middle of the day.

    I wonder if it is some kid that was about to do a presentation in a class room :^) I hope and pray that is all there is to it.

    Luke said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Never in the history of school shootings has it been a black man.. Why isn't anyone speaking on RACE this time????????????????????? When its a crime involving blacks, That's all you people want to talk about! But when White people do sh*t like this, It's "Oh he has mental health issues" or some BS!

      Lily said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      Who CARES what race this person is. You're just trying to start something that isn't worth starting Luke. If all we talked about was crime involving blacks, I regret that we would never be able to stop talking. Get out of your mom's basement and go get a real job.

        Luke said:
        March 19, 2013 at 3:57 PM

        LOL.. That's funny. 1) I have a great job, Quite sure it's better than whatever it is you do. 2) im 23 and I OWN my home… You were saying? The talk about black people crime never stops. Blacks keep it up. All i am saying is, Don't only bash the blacks.. Bash you crackers as well. Good Day

      ClanSmokeJaguar said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:13 PM

      lol…you know why Luke.

      White men have a solid lock on serial and spree killing not to mention touching little boys and girls.

        safety guy said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:18 PM

        Except that one time, with that one person, I think…..

        Luke said:
        March 19, 2013 at 3:59 PM

        Lmfao That was funny..

      Sandi said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      Because it's not about race. The only one trying to turn it that way is you.

      Tracy said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      Sorry, but this is just stupid to be saying at a time like this. Maybe if comments like this were never made the world would be a better place. There are plenty of people who are NOT racist and don't care for people who are. People just need to get over it. There will always be nasty people in the world. Why put any focus on them?! Life is too short.

      Oofie said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      Seriously? You're making it a race issue? You're stupid. Plain and simple.

    b2010 said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    My daughter goes to school there and all of you who say I shouldn't be concerned after all of the school shooting that have occurred in the last few years are warped, heartless, bastards!

      ... said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      I go to school here and I work here full time and my wife goes to school here. Stop worrying just because someone supposedly saw a gun. They didn't see someone pointing or shooting or threatening with said gun. They just may have seen one. Not something to panic and worry over.

      Signed,
      Warped, heartless, bastard

        ClanSmokeJaguar said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:14 PM

        LOL! Bravo!

      Think Deeper said:
      March 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM

      I agree! I hope the cops shoot him first, then ask questions! That'll show those warped, heartless bastards! ; )

      Chris said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      You should encourage your daughter to apply for a License to Carry a Handgun and to take firearms training courses. If you turly are concerned about your duaghter teach how to not be a victim.

    Mr. X said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Well, the presence of a gun doesn't always mean danger. However, on a college campus with no classes in firearms or a gun range, the plausibility that the man means no harm is kind of out the window. This is not normal behavior. Try using context clues before you immediately bring in your pro-gun 24/7 agenda.

      Mr. Y said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      You should realize that carrying a gun onto campus is more normal behavior than you realize. Lots of people carry them in their cars.

    Luke said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    LOL Fox deleted my comment about RACE pretty quick..

      Think Deeper said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      nah, they just realized that your stupid.

        Think Deeper said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

        *you're…..egg on my face anyone?

      anonymous said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      No they didn't, it's still there and so are the responses to it.

    Anon said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    I have seen a person matching the description on campus with an airsoft rifle before. Could be a misunderstanding. But regardless, everyone should take shelter and be aware of their surroundings!

    And JMill, maybe you should spend some time educating yourself rather than spreading untrue information. It is VERY illegal to carry any type of weapon on a school (read university) campus.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01

      ... said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      So USA Today is where we go to find the law now? Does that mean I can stop searching the Indiana Code? Because a "university" is not a "school" as it pertains to the law. Try again!

        Anon said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        Please prove this to me. Show me in the Indiana Code where it says you can carry a gun on a college campus. I'm waiting…

        rleemx said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM

        In the United States, 49 out of 50 states have concealed carry weapons laws. Currently, there are 22 states that ban carrying a concealed weapon on a college campus: Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming.

        ... said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        I'm still waiting on you to show me where it says it is illegal. The fact is, if the law does not explicitly state something is illegal, then it is legal. Therefore, I don't need to point you to any code that says it is legal to carry on campus because there isn't any code section that addresses the issue either way. Which means, it is legal.

        Anon said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        Nvm, I found it myself. My question is whether police can enforce a university ban on firearms.

      ClanSmokeJaguar said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      Anon, are you carrying?

        Anon said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        I have a permit to carry and own a firearm, but do not carry because I am on a college campus so often.

        ClanSmokeJaguar said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:25 PM

        Are you a college coed? If so, want to go out for a drink one night? :^O

        Anon said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:36 PM

        You sound a little bit like a rapist… asking if I am armed and then asking if I want to go out when you find out I am not.

        And either way, I am a male and not interested.

        ClanSmokeJaguar said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:39 PM

        Uggh! Then you've hijacked the other Anon's moniker as she posted as being a female and mother.

        Yuck! Forget the "offer"

      jim said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:21 PM

      it is not illegal. a public university is not defined as a school in indiana code. the bill you reference would prevent universities from making rules prohibiting their faculty, staff, and students from carrying a weapon. there is nothing illegal about walking around campus with a gun.

        Anon said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        After reading more on the law, I think this is correct. It depends on whether a college university is classified as a school. Do you know, if a university has a ban on guns (which IUPUI does), do the police have jurisdiction to enforce this? I'm guessing yes, since that is the exact situation we are faced with.

        ... said:
        March 19, 2013 at 3:08 PM

        Actually no they don't have that authority. The University's policy only applies to people affiliated with the university. i.e. students and employees.

        jim said:
        March 19, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        correct. that being said if asked to leave, and you refuse, it is criminal trespass.

    ClanSmokeJaguar said:
    March 19, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Look at you fools! The media has you all scared and full of fear with little to nothing to go on!

    Look! Over there! Behind the barn, I saw Frankenstein! I'm on my way to campus with pitch forks and torches.

    Idiots!

      ... said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      LOL!! NICE!! -thumbs up-

      TAS said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:20 PM

      So foolish!! We need to make a big deal out of things like this!! If it is nothing, then great, but if it is something then thank God it was announced and people have a chance to get to safety. We don't have picnics in tornado watches, or at least we shouldn't. Life is so much better when you don't have to live with "should have!"

        ClanSmokeJaguar said:
        March 19, 2013 at 2:24 PM

        >We don't have picnics in tornado watches,

        On a side tangent we may not have picnics in tornado watches but apparently lots and lots of people will sit outside in severe weather to watch a country western performance with no care in the world for their safety, get injured, and then sue the world for their stupidity.

    Billy Currington said:
    March 19, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    God is great, beer is good, and people are cray cray….. You're all nuts!

    Jeff MaGoo said:
    March 19, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    I'm pretty sure you you can carry a long gun anywhere

    Think Deeper said:
    March 19, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    My favorite part is: someone saw a person with a "long gun", and no one bothered to see where he was going? I'm guessing by the weapon discription that the person saw something they can't fully identify, then ran away with their arms flailing in the air going, "Oh my God! We're all gonna die!!"

    jfrybt said:
    March 19, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    its probably someone with a broom

    AHHH long gun

    Shan said:
    March 19, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Why are people accusing other people of overreacting? Have there been so few dangerous incidents? Of course people are afraid. Of course they assume the worst, because the worst keeps happening.

    Besides, people don't just cavalierly carry long guns around a college in today's America. Or they shouldn't unless they want to scare the living daylight out of everyone. Regardless what you think of guns, gun control and gun rights, it's stupid to say people are overreacting.

    Sincerely hope it turns out to be a misunderstanding and that everyone comes home safe.

    Sarah said:
    March 19, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Somebody just needs to find this guy asap. My roommate was about to leave for class when she got a txt from her brother sayimg NOT go to class because of what’s happening right now.

      Chris said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:52 PM

      How about you and your roommate sign up for firearms training courses and apply for Indiana Licence to Carry a Handgun. Then you could truly be proactive in your personal safety.

        feedback said:
        March 19, 2013 at 4:55 PM

        bhadve.. stop spreading your stupid idea. nobody wants to listen to you.

        Chris said:
        March 19, 2013 at 5:36 PM

        Ignorance seems more contagious than facts.

        Please educate yourself and train to defend yourself and your loved ones. Personal defense is just that, Personal.

      Chris said:
      March 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM

      You and your roommate should apply for Indiana License to Carry a Handgun and sign up for firearms training courses and become proactive in your own personal safety if you are that affraid.

    rleemx said:
    March 19, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Are there not cameras at every corner of the planet earth now? Get the pix out! Hopefully they can find the guy. And hopefully he/she is just using poor judgement.

      feedback said:
      March 19, 2013 at 4:52 PM

      Good idea indeed.
      Because one FOOL is carrying his gun around, so many people have to waste their time. Find him and stick that long gun up that madarchod's gand.

    Slayer2 said:
    March 19, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    White boys gone wild!

    barak said:
    March 19, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    the second amendment is not about hunting, it is about protecting ones self and family from crazys, and the government, if there is a difference. I have 2 daughters and a son, Mr. b2010, and I for one think you shold be scaired, but not from guns, but the lack of them. Gun free zones are the most dangerous places in our country. A criminal cares not what the law is if he knows there are no good people to stop him, then he is more free to comit his crimes. as forLuke, come on dude.

      Think Deeper said:
      March 19, 2013 at 4:10 PM

      If gun free zones are so safe, and letting everyone carry guns for protection is a good idea, why is it that the towns in the old west made everyone check their guns with the sheriff? If you are so paranoid about the govamint (as you would call it) taking your guns and think it's unamerican, read a history book.

    Luke said:
    March 19, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    I'd be willing to bet that life of that slut bucket of a lady you call mom, That you wouldn't say Nigger to a black persons face. Internet Tough Guy

    Student said:
    March 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    I was at Herron, teachers and students have been aloud to leave, although the lockdown is still in effect. Cops are everywhere inside and outside of buildings blocking entry/exit points. Buildings, including Herron, ARE locked, just we were aloud to leave.

      feedback said:
      March 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      chutiya, "allowed".. not aloud

    feedback said:
    March 19, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Because of one FOOL carrying his gun around, so many people are wasting their time. Find him and stick that long gun up that madarchod's gand.

      fox59news said:
      March 19, 2013 at 2:22 PM

      I agree

      Chris said:
      March 19, 2013 at 6:46 PM

      Soooo, What are you doing right now?

    Anonymous said:
    March 19, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Rather see walking with a long gun than driving with a smart phone.

    Vera said:
    March 19, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    You know what if you didn't have kids, family or friends on campus then u guys do not know what u are talking about. How would you feel if your child was there and not knowing if he or she would make it out alive. Please keep all your stupid comments to yourself and have a heart and feelings for others.

    Austin said:
    March 19, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    JMill said it. It is not against Indiana state law or even Indy City ordnance to carry a gun on a college campus. If you do not go to IUPUI there is nothing they could do to you if you have a gun there.

    Shelle said:
    March 20, 2013 at 6:15 AM

    Just call it an exercise and get over it. Obviously, by the inadequate response and organization, this girl did everyone a favor. She gave them the opportunity to see where they failed, and hopefully law enforcement and school officials will review and revise their plans!

    Antony said:
    March 25, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    What about the other side

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