Unloaded BB gun causes scare at Cuesta College
October 4, 2013
A prop for a school video project caused a scare on the Cuesta College campus Wednesday. [Tribune]
Several students reported that a female was walking through campus with a shotgun. Some faculty members were also alarmed.
The female student was actually carrying an unloaded BB gun for a video project featuring a bank robbery scene.
The group working on the project notified campus police prior to coming on campus with the BB gun, Cuesta Police Sgt. Rob Schram said. Officers stayed close to the group until they completed filming.
Schram said students should inform authorities prior to bringing potentially dangerous items on campus.
“Typically we would hope faculty would inform the students to seek some sort of verification before bringing items that could cause a risk,” Schram said. “It’s really a common sense thing, but for some people it just doesn’t rise to that level that they think it could be dangerous.”