Charges have been dropped against two teens who carried rifles on the UNL campus last fall. In his ruling, Judge Gale Pokorny says he’s not unmindful of the horrific events, the carnage that mindless irresponsible people with guns have precipitated at the universities and the shopping malls of America but the judge says state lawmakers didn’t specify if a law barring firearms from school grounds applied to Universities.
Lincoln State Senator Bill Avery says, “A student who was upset over a grade came into my office, threatened to go home and get his gun and come back and blow my head off. I took that as a serious threat. I did not know at the time that the student had just purchased a gun at a gun show the day before.”
Avery says that he is looking into the possibility of introducing legislation that would ban guns on university campuses. UNL policy does forbid guns on campus. Avery tells us that he thinks it was just an oversight that will be corrected.