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  • hardycitrus Jan 17, 2013

    Getting divorced and needed to get the guns out of the house.....

  • irishale Jan 17, 2013

    "Obviously another horrific tragedy prevented. "

    Is it Jump to Conclusions Day?

  • urtwopid Jan 10, 2013

    Bottom line, it is a law that no guns are allowed on the campus. He should have been arrested. The School has no other option than to fire him. There can not be any tolerance for forfeiture of the rules on weapons. Think of the consequences. Now, the rifle in his car, just makes for a better story. He made a big mistake. Ooops.

  • gevalia Jan 9, 2013

    Ok, lets not go code blue here. There apparently is no reason to assume the guy was about to go postal. It is more likely he was trying to get some of his more expensive possessions out of the house and away from his wife so she would not take them in the divorce. Been there myself and you don't always make the best decisions.
    When I was in school at State in the early 60s students having firearms in their rooms was not an unusual thing. I know several guys who kept their hunting rifles in their dorm rooms as their homes were hours away and the went hunting on the weekends. I bought at least 2 firearms from a guy who dealt them out of a footlocker in his dorm room. No one had ever heard of a mass shooting then and the presence of guns was a given.
    A question: I have a concealed carry permit and occasionally have a firearm with me. If I cut across State campus from Western Blvd to Hillsborough St going to my Daughters place near cameron village am I subject to being arrested?

  • rachel Jan 9, 2013

    actually, he may have just been trying to hide some community property from the soon to be ex and he hid his guns at his workplace for lack of another space-guns are valuable-it doesn't say who tipped off the police-

  • mojridingrb Jan 9, 2013

    "Obviously another horrific tragedy prevented. "

    You came up with this conclusion all by yourself? The only thing he was doing was storing the guns in his locker. The coworkers interviewed all said he is a great guy. Nothing in the police investigation suggests any foul play or intent on his part. Yet you with your Nostradamus abilities concluded a horrific tragedy was prevented. What a crock!

  • free2bme Jan 9, 2013

    Regardless of why he had the guns, your workplace is not the place to store or house weapons. There is no excuse for that. It sounds like he may have been getting ready to try something that was not right. He definitely did not use good judgment here at all. In that case, something bad was likely prevented here.

  • ripetomatoes Jan 9, 2013

    Excellent work on the part of all involved. Obviously another horrific tragedy prevented.
    It is better to err on the side of caution.
    Rules are pretty easy to follow if you want to keep your job.
    This guy was a ticking time bomb if he had guns at work.

  • dsdaughtry Jan 9, 2013

    I completely agree with the comments of computer trainer! spot on!

  • Jonny 2nuts Jan 9, 2013

    and a dagger -- story quote

    yesterday it was a "Gerber knife"
    djofraleigh

    Actually Gerber makes all kinds of knives, including fixed blades that could be considered a "dagger".

  • computer trainer Jan 9, 2013

    Maybe he brought the guns to the school, to keep them away from a crazy wife who might do him or others harm during the divorce? There are some nutty people in this world. Maybe he did not have a place to take them yet. Probably should have rented a storage unit, but you never know why they were where they were, when they were. Seems that "anonymous" had a LOT of information. More than just "something they overheard".

  • joel696 Jan 9, 2013

    Possibly wanted to get weapons away from his home/wife. They sound expensive. Or he felt threatened. Could be anything.

  • Wendellcatlover Jan 9, 2013

    Speaking as an NC State employee, I'm glad they got him before he could do something crazy. The emotions a divorce bring on could very well have pushed him over the edge. It's sad to say we live in a time where mass shootings are becoming the norm (not that he was planning that).

  • djofraleigh Jan 9, 2013

    and a dagger -- story quote

    yesterday it was a "Gerber knife"

  • Glock Ranger Jan 9, 2013

    I've gotta agree. I can't say he knew better, because I don't know what he knew, and what he didn't know. He had issues and they needed to be dealt with. If he wasn't threatening anyone, then get him some help.

    However, he may have been planning something since he had a new semi-automatic sporting rifle still in the box in his truck.

    I have firearms for which ammunition is no longer available. The guns are still pretty cool and fun to handle from time to time. But, 10mm ammunition is not that difficult to locate. It's just not plentiful.

  • lazyrebel Jan 9, 2013

    It should not be illegal just to posses a gun. Yep 10mm is an oddball round now. In Virginia now if you have a CCP you can have your weapons in your car anywhere you go even on school grounds. We need to get that law here in NC, maybe the new Republicians in Raleigh will take care of that.

  • Relic Jan 9, 2013

    He broke the law. He was stupid. He was arrested. End of story. Why even look for excuses for this guy? Plus, who carries a Colt Delta 10mm anymore??? You can't find ammo for the darn thing.

  • apennyforyourthoughts Jan 9, 2013

    Regardless of what he was going through, who reported him, etc., he should not have had any guns where he knew they were prohibited. He's an adult, he knew the consequences and he gambled and lost. Simple as that!

  • Jonny 2nuts Jan 9, 2013

    lrfarms27572- There are multiple articles on this on WRAL and other sites. It says that he told the police that he felt ill after they arrested him and they admitted him to the hospital. He was kept over the weekend and then released to the police.

  • WageSlave Jan 9, 2013

    I knew the guys son, he was talking about them being divorced 3 years ago....This happens a lot like I said earlier. Someone has an arugment with someone else and finds something to get them on. I'm sure he had words with a student, they knew about him keeping a few weapons around and called the cops. I saw it happen first hand when I worked there.

  • lrfarms27572 Jan 9, 2013

    It amazes me how people are so blind and want to defend this guy, he obviously had problems because he broke down and had to be taken to the hospital. He didn't "feel ill", he had a mental breakdown when he was arrested and that is not me speculating, that is actually what happened.

    Jonny 2nuts

    Didn't see anything in the article about him going to the hospital.....

  • Jonny 2nuts Jan 9, 2013

    Poor guy??? This guy wasn't hiding guns from his wife, he had them on school grounds in the building along with a knife and two axes. It amazes me how people are so blind and want to defend this guy, he obviously had problems because he broke down and had to be taken to the hospital. He didn't "feel ill", he had a mental breakdown when he was arrested and that is not me speculating, that is actually what happened.

  • dsdaughtry Jan 8, 2013

    anonymous tip? sound like the wife may have been the culprit in the tip.

    It also sounds like this guy was hiding his guns and other weapons from his wife by storing them in his car instead of his home. She perhaps used that against him to report it. What is not rational is when people use the law to constructively persecute others.

  • Terkel Jan 8, 2013

    Why "poor guy"? He threw away a 24 yr career because he thought the rules didn't apply to him. Not rational at all. I went through a divorce but didn't bring axes, guns and blades to work. I hate to say this and I could be wrong, but it's possible another murder-suicide was thwarted.

  • DukeFan23 Jan 8, 2013

    Poor guy

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