Police respond to weapon report
Green Bay Police and UW-Green Bay Public Safety squads responded at about 2:15 Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 16) when a concerned student heading home after class observed a person in the front seat of a nearby vehicle in the Wood Hall parking lot. The person appeared to have a handgun on their lap. The person did not make any threatening actions with the weapon and soon proceeded to drive away. UW-Green Bay Police Chief Tom Kujawa says that, after responding to the report and speaking with the student who phoned police, there was no reason to believe the campus community was at risk. State of Wisconsin regulations on casing firearms in a vehicle vary by the type of weapon involved, while the University-specific prohibition on weapons applies primarily to indoor areas. Kujawa praised the student who phoned in the report for being alert to what they viewed as something out of the ordinary. Kujawa said late Wednesday afternoon that police had already determined the identity of the second person, also a student, based on the vehicle information. They believe the individual had not brought the weapon into a campus building, had appropriately stored it out of sight in the locked vehicle during the day, and was in the process of again making sure it was safely secured before driving away.