This is obviously false as the University is a gun free zone, there is no way a bad guy would break the law and bring a pistol on school grounds.....From the ODU Police Chief:
"The Norfolk Police department has advised they are investigating a robbery that was reported to have occurred at approximately 1 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2 at 42nd Street at Powhatan Avenue near the LR Hill sports complex.
Six students traveling on foot were approached by four males, one who was armed with a handgun. Each student had their wallets and Iphones taken. The students were not injured during this robbery. The suspects fled on foot north on Powhatan towards the campus.
Suspects are described as:
1. Black Male, light skin, dreadlocks, approximately 5-10 in height.
2. Black Male, light skin, dreadlocks, approximately 5-10, last scene wearing a tank top, jeans.
3. Black Male, dark skin, with short hair.
4. Black Male, no further description is available.
Members of the ODU community are reminded to take the following safety precautions:
Use the university shuttle and Saferide service,
Avoid the over consumption of alcohol as it impairs your awareness,
Avoid carrying cash and other valuables,
Activate the tracking software on iPhones and other smartphones.
The Old Dominion University Police Department has increased patrols in the areas bordering the campus. The ODU police investigators are working with Norfolk Police to follow all available leads.
If you have seen these individuals or have any information to aid investigators contact the Old Dominion University Police at 683-4000. "
I thought ODU was a gun free zone? How could this happen? /sarcasm
I contacted my VA Senator, Jeffrey L. McWaters, to voice my concern. I spoke with a member of his staff and explained that I was concerned about the growing crime at ODU. I also said my piece on how GFZs don't work, and how we should allow lawful firearms to be carried at ODU. She informed me that there were no universities in VA that allowed carry, and that after VA Tech, the Governor called a commission to see what should be done. (I think we all know how that turned out) I asked for an email follow-up, asking if the Senator would either introduce or support legislation allowing lawful carry of firearms.
While I had his office on the phone, I also voiced my support for constitutional carry.
I will follow up here as a receive replies from his office.