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No threat to FGCU after campus alert

University Police stopped three people and found one with a pellet gun.
Posted at 6:49 AM, Jan 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-23 12:10:18-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Officers say a campus alert led to a tip that three subjects with firearms had entered the Eagle Hall residential building.

They say a resident reported hearing people in the hallway firing what sounded like airsoft guns around 12:40 a.m.

Officers tracked muddy footprints to a residential unit on the second floor, where the three male students live.

The students told investigators they put on camouflage and orange construction vests, and took an Orbeez AR-15-style gun, which uses gel pellets, and a Crossman pellet rifle with them outside.

According to the FGCU alert, three subjects were located in possession of pellet guns by University Police Department.

All pellet guns were seized but no damage was found in the hallway or surrounding area.

Officers determined that a crime was not committed but the three did violate university rules and regulations.

There is currently no threat to the university and classes are not impacted.