Texas A&M Goes Into Lockdown After Man Brandishes Fake Gun

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The Texas A&M campus.
The Texas A&M campus. Photo: Wiki/Texas A&M

A Texas A&m University bus driver spotted a student near the popular Rudder Tower toting what appeared to be an AK-47 this afternoon, the very same day George W. Bush visited the university's George Bush Presidential Library Center. The sighting sent the campus into "Code Maroon," a partial lockdown and the delivery of University-wide text warning more than 50,000 students to "seek safe shelter until further notice." Further notice came quickly, as the gun was a mere plastic M-16 training rifle. [CNN, NPR]