WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed April 30, 2014
WKU Student Arrested After Incident Involving Unloaded Gun
A WKU freshman was arrested after pulling an unloaded gun on campus.
Michael Dearborn of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, was taken into custody late Wednesday morning by WKU Police and faces charges of menacing, terroristic threatening, and wanton endangerment.
WKU Director of Media Relations Bob Skipper says the incident began when university police received a call about a verbal altercation at Centennial Mall, near the center of campus.
“As the police were en route, they got a 911 call saying there was somebody brandishing a gun," Skipper told WKU Public Radio. "Officers were on the scene quickly, found the person who matched the description, and then several students pointed him out, as well.”
Skipper says that Dearborn ran after being approached by police, and was apprehended along the steps near the Downing Student Union and Academic Complex.
The College Heights Herald quoted a student eyewitness as saying Dearborn didn't run very fast, as it appeared he was trying to hold his pants up.
Police found an unloaded gun on Dearborn and placed him under arrest. He was taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.
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