UNO Student Who Had Guns In Dorm Room In Court

By: Brittany Gunter Email
By: Brittany Gunter Email

A 20-year-old University of Nebraska at Omaha student charged with possession of firearms on school grounds waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday and was bound over to district court for trial.

Police called to 63rd and Hickory Plaza just after 2 a.m. on March 22nd found two Russian rifles, a Ruger mini 14 rifle and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in various sizes in the dorm room of Ned McNally.

“I think it's terrifying," said student Laurel Sleddins. "If you're hunting that's fine, you know that's your business, but don't bring it on campus. We all come here to live safely.”

“I think that's really scary and kind of makes me a little iffy walking around by myself, I guess," said student Shelby Foley.

“It doesn't scare me," said student Ian Kelly. "Just the rules say you can't have guns, so you got to follow them."

In a statement to WOWT 6 News after the arrest, school officials said, "We take this incident very seriously. Firearms and ammunition are not allowed on the UNO campus and any incident is immediately referred to the Omaha Police Department and thoroughly reviewed through our student conduct process."

It's not only against school policy to have weapons on campus, but it's also a Nebraska state law. School officials haven't said how they found out about the guns in the first place.

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