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January 29, 2008
Valdosta - A gun used as a theater prop prompted a lock down on the Valdosta State University Campus Tuesday afternoon.
Police at VSU say a student called around 12:30 PM claiming they saw another student enter the Fine Arts building with a gun.
Investigators locked the building down and conducted a room to room search.
They say they now have the student in custody and determined the weapon was a prop gun from the theater department.
They are still working to determine if there was any malicious intent. "The investigation is still ongoing. They do have the suspect. They are investigating and talking to both the student who made the call and the person with the prop guns," says Thressea Boyd, Assistant to President Ronald Zaccari.
They say the building was searched, determined to be safe and reopened in about 30 minutes.
"Anytime we get a call like this, we never know what the situation may be. So we treat it as a heightened situation," Boyd adds.
Since the matter was handled so quickly, authorities at VSU says they did not solicit help from Valdosta police and Lowndes County deputies.
However, a campus wide alert was sent out to all students alerting them of what was going on.
They say it was the first time their Connect Ed alert system was used to it's full potential, sending the alert via phone and email.
Students who did not receive the alert via phone can click here to sign up.