Went to campus today to take my final exam for Intro to Science Fiction and left all without realizing what was going on: apparently, there was a lockdown of the campus from 1230 to 1315.
Why, you ask?
Because there was an armed robbery in Loftin Student Center.
Here's a partial map of the campus; I've marked Loftin (poorly) with bright pink. It's about in the middle of the campus:
One guy held up two people. In the freaking student center. Now, it's finals week, so there aren't as many people on campus as there usually are. But still. The student center. The very, very open student center. Which is, even during finals week, crawling with students. And employees. The notation on the press release that there were "no major injuries" hints to me that there WERE injuries.
This could have been bad. Really bad. Because, in spite of what Joan Peterson apparently thinks, understanding that the same laws apply to all (y'know, that whole "no guns on campus" thing) apparently doesn't mean the law will be adhered to.
But according to the school paper, guns should not be allowed on campus. Because that would create an environment of fear. I'm sure no one was scared today!