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Duke students charged with firing weapon on campus

Posted January 17, 2010 8:53 p.m. EST
Updated January 18, 2010 8:16 a.m. EST

— Three Duke University students were charged Sunday with felonious possession and discharge of a weapon following an early-morning incident Sunday on campus, university officials said.

The students – John Drew, Kyle Griswould and Brandon Putnam – were members of the Duke football team, according to spokesman Keith Lawrence. They have been dismissed from the team and will not be permitted to return to campus pending the resolution of the charges.

Around 3 a.m. Sunday, Duke University Police heard gunfire coming from a vehicle near the Jarvis residence hall on Duke’s east campus. The vehicle was located in the Blackwell residence hall parking lot and traced to one of the students, who was charged in the incident.

Authorities found the firearm was discharged on Campus Drive.

No one was injured, and the weapon has been recovered by Duke University Police.