Momentary Tension in the Workplace
However, yesterday had its immediate drawback to working on campus when I got this email.
Subject: [staff-l] SUSPECT
We have received a call 15 minutes ago that there is a man on the campus possibly with a gun. The description of this person is : Hispanic male 5’8” w tank top shirt blue jean shorts black hair and brown eyes. If you have seen/or see someone fitting this description please call UCCS police with the location.
Thanks UCCS police
About 10 minutes later, which seemed like a day and a half later, I got this email.
Subject: [staff-l] earlier e-mail
The suspect is in custody, UCCS police with CSPD have the person in custody.
As it turns out, it was only a pellet gun, but the guy got arrested anyway. Regardless, I am glad that our campus police carry guns, unlike those at Virginia Tech, and am glad they were able to act and react so quickly and effectively.
Local news covered the story here.
Maybe I'll move my offices to the post office. They haven't had a shooting in several years.