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"The charges will officially be dismissed in August, and if the students stay out of trouble, their records will be expunged after three years. The students ... must pay approximately $400 each to reimburse Charlottesville and UVA police and for the medical expenses of a student who was taken to the hospital and treated for a panic attack as a result of the incident. They also must perform 50 hours of community service."

http://www.thehook.net/2007/06/05/deal- ... -students/

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http://www.thehook.net/2007/04/27/vt-fa ... r-arrests/
 

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My wife and I are both UVA grads and love Charlottesville dearly. It should be clear, though, that the University police and students and their silliness does not represent the rest of the town. Charlottesville itself is a old railroad town. My job during school was in the light industrial part of town, we rented a house in the city, and we were both in fire and ems in the city. Trust me, the regular people there are like the rest of non-Northern Virginians when it comes to support of gun rights, etc.
 

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Charlottesville is a nice town. My wife and I visited there several years ago and enjoyed it, and the UVA campus was very nice with lots of great history.

The silliness here is a student panicing over something like that. I can understand police responding to something like that as if it were real.
 

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It put a lot of police to a lot of work and scared a number of university students to the point that several had to go to the hospital
Apparently, there was more than one . . . :roll:
 

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From VCDL Alert:

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18. BB gun charges dropped against UVA students
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This arrest made the UVA police look pretty stupid when it happened.
And we are supposed to put our lives solely in their hands? No
thanks.

Luckily the charges were dropped.

http://tinyurl.com/2hhjzd

DailyProgress.com
BB gun charges dropped against UVa students
By Brian McNeill
[email protected] | 978-7266
Friday, August 24, 2007

All charges were dropped Friday against four University of Virginia
students arrested for brandishing a BB gun on campus days after the
April 16 massacre at Virginia Tech.

The students - Christopher Allen Smith, Caroline Choe, Eric Chau and
Jerry Hsieh - were cleared of one count each of brandishing a firearm
in an agreement worked out with the county's commonwealth's attorneys
office.

"It's a relief," said Chau as he left Albemarle County General
District Court Friday.

The scare happened on the night of April 23 at Wilsdorf Hall, UVa's
new nanotechnology and chemical engineering building. The four
students were filming a movie as part of a class project for their
Japanese 201 language class. The students used an unloaded and broken
BB gun as a prop in one scene.

Two witnesses called UVa police to report a young gunman at Wilsdorf
and moments later, heavily armed police officers descended on the
building.

One female student who saw the BB gun was so panicked she had to be
treated at the UVa Medical Center. Seven students locked themselves
in a classroom. Another student called his parents to say he might
never see them again, according to Commonwealth's Attorney Jim
Camblos.

In exchange for dropping the charges, the students had to perform 50
hours of community service, cover the costs of the police response
and reimburse the frightened female student for her medical bills.
[For crying out loud. This is pretty stupid, too. - PVC] In all,
each student had to pay roughly $405.
 

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This is Why

This is why students shouldn't be able to carry guns on campus. If they see fellow students brandishing what look like real firearms and appearing to take hostages, the armed citizen-students might shoot the other ones dead, only to find out later that they've just killed some stupid but harmless film students shooting a scene for a movie.

On the other hand, maybe that's not a good enough reason to ban guns on campus. Let's ban stupid people from campus instead !!!
 

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One female student who saw the BB gun was so panicked she had to be
treated at the UVa Medical Center. Seven students locked themselves
in a classroom. Another student called his parents to say he might
never see them again.
hilariously pathetic.

:sheep:
 

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