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North Carolina Central University went on lockdown after a student was shot.
One person was killed and two others were shot when tempers appeared to have flared over a dice game at Tennessee State University.
A gunman went on a rampage at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College and killed nine people.
My family had a horrifying scare when we learned that one student was shot and three more were wounded at the school my daughter attends, Northern Arizona University. (My daughter was not nearby or involved.)
All of this in just the month of October.
The scary thing is that a lot of college kids are packing guns these days.
We know because they’re posting photos of their weapons on the photo/video-sharing app going crazy on college campuses, Yeti Campus Stories. Yeti creates social networks for individual colleges where students show off images of college life. It launched in March and now has hundreds of thousands of daily active users, adding over 10,000 new users a day, the company tells us.
The weapons students have shown off on Yeti range from handguns to assault rifles. One even showed off a grenade.
These photos will make people wonder if October’s shootings are anomalies or a precursor of things to come. They should spur authorities to look more deeply at this part of college life.
Here’s a small sample of the gun photos we found that college kids have posted to the app:
College kids are using the Yeti app to play a game where they post pictures of their guns. Someone at Auburn University shows off an AK-47 assault rival and invites others to share photos of their guns to this thread.
This person at West Virginia University shows off a grenade as a sign of support for the National Rifle Association.
Someone at the University of Georgia wants a gun at home for protection.
A West Virginia University person with a warning.
An Arizona State University guy dressed in a costume, playing with what looks like a loaded gun in front of a flag.
A Florida Atlantic University guy refers to an AR-15 as his “new toy.”
Someone from Arizona State University shows off a gun collection as part of the “See a gun, send a gun” game.
Someone at Arizona State University wonders why liberals are scared of guns.
An Arizona State University guy loaded with multiple guns.
This University of Florida person is armed “to the teeth” with this gun collection.
At University of Florida, playing the “share photos of guns” game with some one-upmanship, a machine gun.
A person from University of Florida implying if someone doesn’t “wave back” he’ll shoot.
A University of Florida guy showing off his AK-47 assault rifle (aka a “Chopper”).
This University of Florida guy is seemingly threatening to shoot people if they come on to his property.
A Florida State University student making it clear his gun is loaded.
Someone at Louisiana State University declares his political views by showing off his gun and Confederate flag.
Someone at Old Dominion University is packing a gun as if college life is like living in the Wild West.
Here’s a University of South Alabama guy guzzling whiskey while packing a gun.
A University of Arizona guy proving that he’s locked and loaded.
This University of Florida person seems to think that college life should include drinking and guns, together.
An Arizona State person who’s more into the guns in the room than studying.
Here’s someone at Texas Tech proving his gun is loaded.
This Texas Tech person shows off their gun on the couch.
Someone from Texas Tech showing off a loaded gun in the car.
Playing the show-off-your-gun game at Texas Tech.
At Mississippi State, someone is preparing to shoot back.
Someone’s bragging about being heavily armed at Florida State.
Hearing gunshots, someone at Mississippi State shows off her own gun.
This guy at East Carolina University jokes about the extended clip on a Glock.
Someone at Texas A&M showing a gun in the bedroom.
Somebody at the University of Florida bragging about how UF guns are better than rival Florida State’s guns.
While gun-related posts were found in many areas, these five have the most.
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And these five schools had the most.
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