Student with Glue Gun Causes Lockdown at Colgate University
It was a scary evening for members of the Colgate University community on Monday evening after the campus was placed on lockdown.
A call came in to Campus Security just after 8:00 p.m. that an individual entered the O'Connor Campus Center, or The Coop, as it's known on campus with what witnesses believed to be a gun.
Campus Security officials immediately initiated the lockdown and began investigation. After assistance with the individual in question and confirmation of the situation it was determined the student was an art student who was using a glue gun to complete a project.
At no point were any shots fired and the situation was handled without incident. Interim Dean of the College, Mark Thompson, released a statement on the Colgate website early Tuesday morning. Thompson stated, "We understand that this has been a very upsetting evening on many levels. President Casey has asked for a full report of the sequence of events that led to tonight’s lockdown, and we will have those details as soon as possible tomorrow."
This incident has no connection to the search for an armed man in the Village of Whitesboro that was initiated late Monday afternoon. The search for that suspect is still ongoing.