UPDATE: Police Familiar with UWL Student Arrested

UPDATED Thursday, April 19, 2013 --- 10:21 a.m.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Professors and campus police says the student who took a shotgun into a classroom at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is someone familiar to them because of his erratic behavior.

The male student was arrested Thursday outside Cowley Hall where he had taken an unloaded, cased shotgun into a class. Professors alerted campus police last month when the student began acting strangely. Chancellor Joe Gow says the student began to see himself as a law enforcement figure.

The La Crosse Tribune reports the part-time student went to the university police office to complain that the chancellor and others had contacted his family about his unusual behavior. He was arrested in a parking lot as university staff were preparing a text and email alert.

The student could face criminal charges.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


Posted Thursday, April 18, 2013 --- 11:59 a.m.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- A UW-La Crosse student has been arrested after carrying an unloaded hunting rifle on campus.

Chancellor Joe Gow says police following the part-time student to his apartment after receiving a report Thursday morning that he was walking on campus with a gun and arrested him. Gow says the campus never went into a lockdown because police found the student quickly.

WXOW-TV reports the university says the student had earlier made threats to campus administrators.

Campus Police Chief Scott Rohde says there are no injuries, no shots fired and no further threat to the university.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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