Prop gun triggers ‘active threat situation’ at Oregon State University

Hawley Buxton Hall at OSU
Hawley Buxton Hall at OSU(Google)
Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 11:05 AM PST
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - A prop gun mistaken for a real firearm triggered an “active threat situation’ on the campus of Oregon State University on Tuesday night.

A tweet sent out by the university at 8:39 p.m. told people to stay inside and wait for further instructions in Buxton and Hawley Hall. The tweet also instructed people to call 911 if they were injured.

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A short time later, officers arrived at the dorm and determined it was an art prop and not a real gun.

OSU tweeted that officers reviewed surveillance video that confirmed the gun looked real.

Once officers finished their investigation and concluded there was no threat, an “all clear” message was issued to the university community at 8:42 p.m.

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In a safety notice later released by OSU, college officials expressed gratitude for the person who immediately alerted OSU’s campus police department.