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Rowan admits failure to alert students after reports of a man with a gun on campus

October 4, 2018

By Staff

Rowan University is looking into why students and staff were not immediately notified Monday that police were investigating a report of a man with a gun on campus even after law enforcement surrounded a car there, with guns drawn. A video taken by one of the students who watched the dramatic car stop unfold has gone viral, with more than 254,000 views on Facebook.

In the nearly four-minute video, Glassboro police ordered two students out of their car, instructed them to walk backward with their hands up and to kneel, before handcuffing them and searching the vehicle. No gun was found. Scores of students appear on the sidelines, in the video, and some walked by nonchalantly, with book bags on their backs as one Glassboro officer aimed a patrol rifle at two students in the car.

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