Pellet gun scare tests Memorial emergency response

November 14, 2007

Earlier this week, Memorial University was temporarily disturbed when a student brought a pellet gun onto campus.  Within 2 hours of being reported, the student was apprehended.  He explained that he had brought the gun for use in a class project -- which was confirmed by a professor.  While no one was hurt and there were no violent intentions, the University is pleased to report swift response from security resources and "excellent" communication between the police and the university.  E-mail and web-based communications were used to alert the campus of a possible weapon on campus.