A Washington University student has been suspended after an AR-15 assault rifle was found on the Washington University campus at a fraternity house. Two guns have been confiscated from the fraternity.
A statement from Washington University from Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton said that school officials received a tip about potential weapons on campus at the Phi Delta fraternity house. Following a search of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house, authorities found an AR-15 rifle. Furthermore, a handgun was found in a vehicle parked in a nearby parking garage.
The university said in a statement that both guns belonged to a member of the fraternity, however, there was no threat to the community.
According to KSDK, the email said the weapons “put at risk members of our university community and is a very serious violation of university policy.”
The unidentified student was temporarily suspended from the school and removed from campus until a formal decision is made. Furthermore, the Phi Delta fraternity is now permanently suspended and all members have been asked to vacate the house.
That is all the information provided at this time.