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April 18, 2007

Purdue police investigate BB shots fired in residence hall

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University police said a student may face charges for allegedly firing multiple shots from a BB gun into a door in Wiley Residence Hall around 1 a.m. Wednesday (April 18).

Lt. Fred Davis said a resident assistant on the third floor told police that he heard a series of loud thuds on his door and then saw that it had been struck by pellets from a BB gun.

A student was questioned and could face preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief, Davis said.

"BB guns or any other type of firearm are expressly forbidden in any university residence hall, and it is a policy that we will strictly enforce," Davis said. 

Criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon is a Class D felony punishable by up to three years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000, and criminal mischief is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000.

Writer: Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089,

Source: Lt. Fred Davis, (765) 494-8221

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