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Firearm accidentally discharged in residence hall

Rachel Crawford, Managing Editor

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On Wednesday, Sept. 14, a firearm was accidentally discharged in Integrity Hall at about 6:30 p.m. according to the Tarleton State University Police Department Daily Crime Log.

Tarleton has released a statement about this incident.

“Tarleton State University’s utmost concern is for the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff, and the university takes every precaution to provide as safe an environment as possible.

Yesterday, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a trained License to Carry holder self-reported the accidental discharge of a firearm in Integrity Hall.  There were no injuries, and property damage was minimal.

The university is following its policies in responding to this incident and will continue to make every effort to assure the safety of our people.”

This is the first known incidence at Tarleton since the Campus Carry law has been in effect. In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, an Open Records Request has been filed for more information.

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