Colgate University Responds to Glue Gun With Lockdown, SWAT Team, and a Tank

Colgate University Responds to Glue Gun With Lockdown, SWAT Team, and a Tank

Considering that a toy gun that shoots rubber bands was enough to send Saint Louis University into lockdown, you can imagine what happened when someone showed up at Colgate University, deep in blue New York, with a glue gun:

On Monday evening, the campus of Colgate University – a private liberal arts school located in idyllic central New York State – went into lockdown over a report of an “active shooter” roving the grounds. The school would later inform the media, “At approximately 8:00 p.m. May 1, an individual entered the O’Connor Campus Center while carrying what witnesses believed was a weapon. Campus Safety initiated a campus lockdown in response to these reports.”

A “thorough investigation” and “campus-wide search” later revealed the true source of the complaint: an art student working on a project had been seen carrying a glue gun. By Tuesday morning, the all-clear was sounded but not before a SWAT team, a variety of local law enforcement agencies, and what was described as “a tank” had responded to the incident. …

Media reports have not indicated the student carrying the glue gun made any threatening gestures with it.

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Clearly the hoplophobia affecting academia has reached the point where treatment is required. Maybe immersion therapy would work. First get educrats to say the word “gun,” then get them to look at a picture of a gun, then actually touch a gun, et cetera, leading to an afternoon at the range. After all that, those who can recite the Second Amendment without choking can be pronounced cured.

Some glue guns do look kinda like they might shoot laser beams.

On a tip from Dan F. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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