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Carter Responds to Guns Left in UT Bathrooms
Two holstered handguns were found this week in two different women's bathrooms, neither of which were on the same campus. One was found Tuesday at the McCombs School of Business, and the second found on Wednesday at the Pickle Research Campus.
Some groups have chalked it up to nothing more than an unfortunate conincidence -- citing zero incidents involving guns on the UT campus prior to this week -- but Chief of Police David Carter is not taking this lightly whatsoever.
Read Carter's statement below:
UTPD continues to investigate both incidents of unattended firearms left in restroom stalls this week. We are working closely with the Prosecutor’s Office to determine the most appropriate charges. I would like to reassure our community that UTPD considers unattended firearms a grave threat to our community. We continue to work hard to keep this campus safe and will not tolerate this reckless behavior.
Both guns were legally owned by women who are also License to Carry holders.