Just hours after Georgia Governor Nathan Deal vetoed a bill that would allow campus carry, an armed robbery perpetrated by four suspects happened in apartments just a few hundred feet from the Georgia Southern University campus.
But it wasn’t on campus, so we’re ok. Right?
Earlier this morning, the school released the following information on their website:
On Tuesday, May 3, at approximately 11:45 p.m., an armed robbery occurred at the 111 South Apartments off campus. The suspects are four black males, three wearing ski masks and one wearing a “Jason”-type mask. They fled on foot toward Rucker Lane. Anyone with information should call the Statesboro Police Department.
The complex itself has a ‘no guns’ policy for it’s residents, rendering them helpless in events such as this one. This ‘no guns’ policy is common among student housing across the country.
While no information was given as to whether anyone was injured, we can only hope that the victim(s) of this armed robbery are alright.
Let this serve as a real-life reminder that the bad guys are out there, and we should be doing what we can to protect ourselves when they show up. That includes campus carry.