Police Blotter: A student was shot with a B.B. gun and two student were caught with marijuana in a car

Monica Ruiz

All information is taken from the police reports provided by FAUPD.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

When: Oct. 16, 2012 – 5:50 p.m.
Where: Police station lobby

A resident student went to the police station to report that he was a victim of aggravated battery for an incident that happened the week before.

According to reports, the student was on the fifth floor of Indian Park Towers studying, when he saw another student. The resident student stood up because of a commotion in the area, tripped over furniture and fell backwards. While he was on the floor, the other student took out a B.B. gun and shot him in the back.

The resident student said he was hesitant to report the incident at first, but he had a welt on his back because of the incident.

Later that day, police went to the dorm of the student who shot the B.B. gun to further investigate.

The student told police that he was in the study lounge with the other student, when they both heard a commotion outside the area. After the student fell, he began crawling toward him and thought he was going to harm him. He took out his B.B. gun and shot him. He apologized after.

The B.B. gun was confiscated and the student was given a referral because B.B. guns or any weapons of such nature are prohibited on any FAU campus.

When: Oct. 19, 2012 – 2:56 a.m.
Where: Lot 23 (across from the Schmidt Center Gallery)

A police officer noticed a male and female student sitting in a parked car. When the officer approached the car, the female allegedly dropped a water bottle as if she was trying to hide it from the officer.

The officer asked the student what was in the bottle, and she told him it was an alcoholic beverage. While the officer was talking to the female, he noticed that the male driver became nervous and started to sweat. The officer asked him to step out of the car.

The officer asked him if there were any drugs in the car, the male said no. But when the officer started to search his car, he admitted to having marijuana.

The student was arrested and released at the scene. He was given a Notice to Appear and charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams and drug paraphernalia. The female student was given a referral for underage drinking.