Student Jailed for Carrying - Drunk - on Campus

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  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Student jailed over weapons
    Police: Man fought officers investigating reported firearm at Movin' On campus concert
    By Dena Pauling - dpauling@centredaily.com

    A Penn State student remained in jail Sunday night after arriving at an on-campus concert with three weapons, including a gun, and fighting with police as they tried to investigate.

    Just before midnight Saturday, university police said they were advised a man in the crowd at the Movin' On concert on the HUB lawn was carrying a firearm.

    As officers approached the man -- later identified by police as Isaiah R. Houston, age unavailable, of 137 Creekside Drive, College Township -- a struggle immediately ensued, said university police Lt. Bill Moerschbacher.

    Houston, who police said was drunk at the time, was carrying an expandable baton and a knife, Moerschbacher said. But the weapons were brandished, he said.

    "As it turns out, the firearm was lawfully owned," he said. "He had a carry permit."

    Moerschbacher did not know what type of firearm it was, noting that a full report of the incident had not yet been complete. He said he thought two officers were involved in the struggle and both were uninjured.

    Houston was arraigned before District Judge Thomas Jordan and charged with public drunkenness, resisting arrest and prohibited offensive weapons, according to university police.

    Staff at the Centre County Correctional Facility confirmed that Houston was still in prison Sunday night on $10,000 straight bail.

    Dena Pauling can be reached at 231-4619.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Firearms on campus are legal in Pa., but forbidden to faculty and students . . .
     

  3. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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  4. Dan H

    Dan H New Member

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    Yeah, that doesnt help our cause...