Po­lice probe re­port of LCCC stu­dent with gun on cam­pus

The Citizens' Voice - - Obituaries / Local / Nation - BY BOB KALINOWSKI STAFF WRITER Con­tact the writer: bkali­nowski@cit­i­zensvoice.com 570-821-2055, @cvbobkal

NANTICOKE — City po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a re­port that a Luzerne County Com­mu­nity Col­lege stu­dent pulled a gun on a class­mate Mon­day on cam­pus.

The col­lege sent out an alert about the in­ci­dent and no­ti­fied po­lice on Tues­day af­ter the vic­tim re­ported the in­ci­dent to cam­pus se­cu­rity. In Tues­day’s alert, col­lege of­fi­cials no­ti­fied stu­dents and staff about an in­ci­dent a day ear­lier re­gard­ing “a stu­dent who was shown a gun by an­other in­di­vid­ual in a cam­pus park­ing lot.”

The in­ci­dent led to “height­ened alert” on cam­pus with in­creased pa­trols, though classes re­sumed as nor­mal, the col­lege said.

Nanticoke po­lice De­tec­tive Capt. Robert Lehman said the in­ci­dent hap­pened on Mon­day around 2 p.m., but the vic­tim didn’t tell col­lege of­fi­cials un­til Tues­day around noon.

Lehman said he in­ter­viewed the vic­tim late Tues­day af­ter­noon. He said the vic­tim and gun­man had sev­eral al­ter­ca­tions in the past.

“It wasn’t a ran­dom act. It’s not the first time they had con­tact with an­other,” Lehman said.

The vic­tim said the two ex­changed words and the sus­pect pulled the gun, Lehman said.

“He showed him he had one,” he said.

Lehman said po­lice on Tues­day night were try­ing to iden­tify and lo­cate the sus­pect. No in­juries were re­ported. Charges have yet to be filed.

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