Incidents on Campus in States That Allow Guns on Campus (as of 2.21.19)

Colorado State University
July, 2008
A male student was found dead in a campus parking lot with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (1)

Colorado University – Denver
Nov. 15, 2012
A CU-Denver staff member with a concealed carry permit accidentally shot herself and wounded another person while trying to unjam her gun. (2)

University of Northern Colorado
August 20, 2016
A male was found dead in a campus parking lot with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (3)

Fort Collins Community College
December 13, 2017
A 26-year-old female student pulled a loaded gun on her professor after he confronted her about cheating. (4)

University of North Florida
Sept. 1, 2017
An 18 year old track team member was arrested for discharging a fire arm in a campus dorm room. (5)


Kennesaw State University
July 25, 2017
A KSU student was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a residential building. The student had his wallet and gun stolen. (6)

Georgia Tech
Sept. 16, 2017
A student openly carrying a knife was shot and killed by campus police. The student had previously called 911 saying there was someone with a gun. (7)

University of Georgia
December 12, 2017
A 30 year-old-student bus driver, with a carry license, left a holstered semiautomatic handgun in a dormitory men’s restroom. (8)

University of Georgia
March 3, 2018
A 21 year old student with a concealed carry license left her loaded gun at a UGA bus stop. (9)

Kennesaw State University
Aug. 29, 2018
A KSU student experiencing a mental health crisis was found on campus with a gun threatening to kill people. (10)

Gordon State University
Nov. 1, 2018
A man was carrying a firearm and marijuana outside a dorm. An observant security guarded noticed this and called the police. (11)

Idaho State University
Sept. 2, 2014
A professor accidentally shot himself in the foot during class. He had a valid concealed carry permit and the gun was in his pants pocket. (12)

University of Idaho
July 3, 2017
A man shot and killed himself in the Arboretum (13)

Wichita State University
July 14, 2017
A university employee found a handgun in the restroom of a campus building. (14)

Wichita State University
Aug. 19, 2017
On move-in day, a student found a backpack with a knife, magazines, and ammunition. (15)

University of Kansas
Sept. 5, 2017
A loaded revolver was found in the men’s restroom. The weapon had originally been reported stolen from another building on campus. (16)

University of Kansas
Oct. 3, 2017
20 shell casings were found outside Strong Hall. Police believe that they were left to make a statement. (17)

University of Kansas
Aug. 21, 2018
A loaded magazine was found in a west campus parking lot. (18)

University of Kansas Hospital
Dec. 3, 2018
A man who had been shot drove himself to the hospital and outside the entrance was shot again by the suspect. The suspect then shot himself. Both died at the scene. (19)

Delta State University
Sept. 14, 2015
A professor was shot and killed on campus by another faculty member over a domestic dispute. (20)

University of Mississippi
Oct. 28, 2015
Two non-affiliate males were arrested on weapons charges for having guns in their truck in the parking lot during a KKK rally. (21)

University of Southern Mississippi
May, 2013
A 22-year-old student with a concealed carry permit accidentally shot himself in the leg while sitting in his car. (22)

Umpqua Community College
Oct. 1, 2015
A 23 year old gunman killed 10 and wounded 7 before being shot and killed by a police officer. (23)

Tennessee State University
Sept. 5, 2017
A 19 year old former student was shot and injured in the parking lot of a campus dorm. (24)

Tarleton State University
Sept. 15, 2016
A concealed carry permit holder accidentally discharged his firearm in his dorm room. (25)

Texas A&M University
Sept. 1, 2017
A LTC holder negligently discharged his firearm in his dorm room while showing the weapon to his friend. (26)

Texas Tech University
October 9, 2017
A 19 year old student shot and killed a police officer at the police department after he was brought in for a welfare check. (27)

Texarkana Community College
November 10, 2017
A 22-year-old male student accidentally shot himself in the knee while showing his friend the gun in a parked car on campus. (28)

University of Texas at Austin
Feb 20, 2018
A loaded handgun was left in the women’s restroom by a visitor at Pickle Research Center. (29)

University of Texas at Austin
Feb 20, 2018
A loaded handgun was left in McCombs by a student with a concealed handgun license. (30)

Weber State University
January, 2012
A 24-year-old student with a concealed carry permit accidentally shot himself in the leg while his gun discharged in his pants pocket. (31)

Utah State University
October, 2014
A visiting scholar had to cancel her lecture after receiving death threats and after the school said they could not provide metal detectors at the entrance due to their campus carry laws. (32)

Utah Valley University
May 10, 2015
Two police cadets were walking to a gun safety class on campus when there was an accidental discharge injuring one of the cadets. (33)

University of Utah
Dec. 29, 2016
A 25 year old man shot and killed his 23 year old wife in a campus parking lot before shooting himself. (34)

Utah Valley University
April 25, 2017
A student who had a valid concealed carry permit accidentally discharged his gun in his book back in the food court on campus. (35)

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