A sign posted outside Kentucky State University's Exum Center warns people that carrying a gun into the basketball arena could be a felony. After a shooting near campus earlier this week, officials aren't taking any chances.
Early Wednesday morning, KSU basketball player Patrick Dawson was shot while inside an apartment on Landings Drive, not far from campus. The bullet came through the back door, ricocheted off the wall, and hit Dawson, who was in the living room.
Frankfort's "State Journal" newspaper reports that at last night's game, everyone in the crowd had to go through a metal detector. Students we spoke with on campus said the added security was a good idea.
"I think the metal detectors are a good idea. Students pay to go to school and get an education. That's something we do need and we need to be safe. We need to know that," said Josh Graves
"I think it's a good thing. It's for our safety; protecting the students," said Taneisha Hampton.
Students say campus is generally safe, but they don't mind the added time to go through a checkpoint as long as it increases that safety.
WKYT reporter Sean Moody ran in to Patrick Dawson while on the KSU campus. Dawson did not want to go on camera, but said he should be back on the court in the next couple of weeks.