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UMSL alerts students after professor brings gun to campus

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
(KMOV) -- Police issued an alert to students at University of Missouri-St. Louis after a reported gun sighting on campus. The alert is now over and an all-clear has been issued.
The following is an e-mail/text message that was sent campus wide through the Alert UMSystem: "Man with a gun seen in Lucas Hall. Police have been unable to confirm this. Older W/M, glasses, 5'8". Avoid Lucas Hall. Secure in place. Don't come to Campus. If this person is seen call the campus police at 516-5155."

According to an UMSL spokesperson, a professor who teaches western civilization brought the gun to school. Once a semester he dresses in fur trader attire and brings in one of his long rifles as part of a re-enactment for his class. UMSL knows that the professor does this.

A student spotted the professor with the gun and called police. That's when the alert was issued.

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