By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

Police are still trying to figure out exactly what happened previous to yesterday's lockdown at Western Kentucky University.

Authorities have questioned several witnesses, but instead of getting clear answers, police have come up with nothing but conflicting information.

Some people say a gun was fired near the Pearce-Ford Tower Residence Hall, others say no shots were fired. Police also aren't sure if the people involved in the fight that led to the lock down were students.

The president of Western Kentucky University made a statement Thursday applauding the efforts of police and school staff during the crisis situation. But, Unv. Pres. Gary Ransdell also admonished students to be more careful in the future about giving police accurate information.

Class is back in session at WKU.


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  • by Rick Location: Georgetown on Oct 24, 2008 at 04:56 AM
    My daughter goes there. I told her that I would be buying her a pistol for protection.Who is to say that if there were guns involved, it may have turned into another Virginia Tech? Students have no way to defend themselves.
  • by Hey Dumas Location: Lexington on Oct 23, 2008 at 07:28 PM
    Are you really that stupid? The majority of gun owners are law abiding people and the 2nd Amendment grants us that right. Are you so high in your utopia that you don't think that people who really want guns will still get them if they are outlawed?
  • by Bob Location: Whitley City on Oct 23, 2008 at 04:19 PM
    Oh yeah Dumas that's a great idea, that way when the thugs are done shooting on college grounds and decide they want to start breaking into people's houses in the middle of the night the innocent home owners will have no means of defending themselves before police arrive. You can't ban gun ownership because the bad guys will always have them and the good honest people wont be able to get them, we will become sheep to the wolves. But that's another issue, I'm glad everyone is safe at the school. I have friends enrolled there so I was worried when I heard first heard the news.
  • by LOL@Dumas on Oct 23, 2008 at 03:20 PM
    I hope that's sarcasm. I saw the headline HORROR IN KENTUCKY on foxnews lol
  • by Dumas Location: Lexington on Oct 23, 2008 at 10:36 AM
    More evidence that we need a complete ban on private gun ownership. Sure, they didn't actually find any guns this time but they could have. Next time we might not be so lucky. Please tell your representatives that you support a ban on gun ownership.

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