Crime

More on the UM Lockdown: Students Stuck in the Gym Have Places to Be, Damn It

About 200 students are locked inside a gym at University of Miami as we speak, thanks to an alleged BB gun shooter. School President Donna Shalala sent text messages and e-mails around 3 p.m. today asking folks to "stay away from windows."

Students are becoming restless. From inside the gym, Senior Joey DiFrancesco says: "To be honest, I'm getting a little pissed off; it's just a B-B gun. I've got somewhere to be and were stuck in here."

It's the second time the campus has been on lock down in the past ten days. Two University of Miami students returning from a Miami Heat game were robbed at gunpoint around 10:30 p.m. on November 10. On campus, windows are shut, doors are locked and nobody is outside.

Update: The suspect is in custody and campus is now open.

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Natalie O'Neill
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