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WKU Student Arrested On Gun Charges


A freshman at Western Kentucky University has been arrested after pulling an unloaded gun on campus.

Michael Dearborn of Goodlettsville, Tennessee was taken into custody on Wednesday (April 30) by WKU Police and faces charges of menacing, terroristic threatening and wanton endangerment.

WKU Director of Media Relations Bob Skipper says the incident began when university police received a call about a verbal altercation at Centennial Mall.

“As the police were en route, they got a 911 call saying there was somebody brandishing a gun. Officers were on the scene quickly, found the person who matched the description, and then several students pointed him out as well,” said Skipper.

Skipper added that Dearborn ran after being approached by police and was apprehended along the steps near the Downing Student Union and Academic Complex. Police found an unloaded gun on Dearborn and placed him under arrest.

The student was taken to Warren County Regional Jail.

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