News in Brief: April 30
April 30, 2010
*Shots fired in Portsmouth high school*
No one was injured Wednesday when a 15-year-old student entered Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth and opened fire.
While all Portsmouth middle and high schools are equipped with metal detectors at the front door, the student was apparently let into the school through a side door by another student.
He then entered a classroom, brandished the gun, left the room and fired the gun at the wall of an unoccupied classroom.
The student then proceeded to the cafeteria, where he fired two shots at the ceiling before putting the gun down on a table and fleeing.
The student was arraigned Thursday morning. He was charged with discharging a firearm within or at an occupied school, brandishing a firearm on school property or within 1,000 feet of school property and underage possession of a firearm.
*Last day of classes events schedule announced*
Many campus organizations are sponsoring events Friday to celebrate the last day of classes.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., graduating students will be able to ring the Wren Bell. At 12 p.m. the Wesley Foundation will sponsor Operation Taco, during which free tacos will be given out to students in the Wren Courtyard.
From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., AMP will host the Last Day of Class Bash in the Sunken Garden, featuring “The Extraordinaires.”
Also in the Sunken Garden, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Dining Services will hold its Campus-Wide Picnic Dinner.
The Undergraduate Council and the Class of 2013 will host the Sadler Center Terrace Festival featuring Bruster’s Ice Cream at 8 p.m. Students who blow a 0.0 on a breathalyzer will receive a free T-shirt.
The Intervarsity Christian Fellowship will host its annual Pancake House starting at 9 p.m. at Center Court.