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Or: I hate it when my alma mater makes the news for something this stupid.



Students get text-message alert -- of foam gun

November 1, 2007

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Reports of a gunman entering a residence hall prompted Wittenberg University to text-message students with a security alert -- but it turned out to be a prank.

Tuesday night's scare was supposed to be a birthday joke, and the gun fired only soft foam projectiles, police said. But because the gun violated the university's zero-tolerance policy, five students were taken into custody.

Wittenberg began the text messaging service after the April shootings at Virginia Tech, where a student killed 32 people before killing himself.

AP

from http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/630141,CST-NWS-univ01.article#

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