Thursday, August 21, 2008

Shots Fired!!

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - "Markieff Morris, an incoming freshman basketball player at Kansas, is facing a battery charge after allegedly firing a BB gun from his dorm window.

The 18-year-old, a member of coach Bill Self's 2008 recruiting class along with his twin brother, Marcus, has been ordered to appear Sept. 10 in Lawrence Municipal Court, the Lawrence Journal-World reported Wednesday on its Web site.

Campus police said shots were fired about 11:15 p.m. Saturday from a room in the Jayhawker Towers. A 47-year-old Wisconsin woman was in the dorm's courtyard about the same time and reported being shot in the arm with a plastic BB. The woman suffered minor injuries, according to the newspaper.

Morris is also suspected of using alcohol during the incident.

Officers seized a 3-foot-long black Airsoft rifle and a medium-sized plastic bag of BBs.

"We take this matter very seriously," Self told the Journal-World on Wednesday. "Poor judgment was used by bringing an Airsoft gun, (one) that can be purchased at Wal-Mart, on campus that can shoot plastic BBs."

Ya see, this is how they assure job security. An airsoft fun isn't a BB-gun. BB's are copper, copper clad, little METAL projectiles, and referring to someone using an AIRSOFT toy as "shots were fired" is beyond the realm of idiotic.

Of course this kid is a dope. But you slap him on the wrist for scaring the eloi then go about your business. And, what sort of "injuries", minor or otherwise, could this woman have incurred?

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