Schools Law Does Not Stop Armed Felons

GCO has removed the contact information, but below is the campus email alert sent to Georgia State University students regarding a recent armed robbery.

Campus Alert

 Recreation Center


An Armed Robbery was reported to Georgia State University Police.  On Wednesday, October 10, 2007, a GSU student reported that on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 8:30 p.m., while standing on the sidewalk in front of the Student Recreation Center, a suspect approached him brandishing a handgun and asked him what was in his bag. The suspect fled before taking any property. No one was injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a black young male, wearing all black and a ski mask. The suspect is in his early 20s, 5’10” in height and 160 to 170 lbs. The suspect also brandished a Black Hand gun.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Georgia State University Police at (404) 413-2100.  You may also call the Police Tip Line at 404-413-3211.

You may request a safety escort on campus by calling the GSU Police at (404) 413-2100. A police officer or a security guard will drive or walk you to your destination.

Please contact Crime Prevention at (404) 413-3213 for Safety tips and Safety Programs.

Ofc Eli Cohen
Crime Prevention Unit, OIC
Georgia State University Police Department
15 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

College students with Georgia firearms licenses should not be subjected to a felony for carrying a pistol on campus.  This gun ban law treats even 57 year old doctoral candidates as if they are “children,” simply because they are students.  It is obvious that this felony law does nothing to deter real felons, as evidenced by this armed robber and the armed criminals involved in the crime spree in September.  Gun bans disarm only those inclined not to commit crimes, who are then left at the mercy of those who disregard such bans.

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One Response to “Schools Law Does Not Stop Armed Felons”

  1. ls1ssdavid Says:

    This is something that hits home for me. A female friend of mine has classes that end around 9:45 pm or so, which is the same exact time the last campus bus runs to bring students to there far away parking spots at Turner field. Many times students miss the bus and are left walking threw Atlanta to Turner field. These are female students who are defenseless.