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Title: Report: Las Vegas professor shot himself in arm to protest Trump
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
URL Source: https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime ... mself-in-arm-to-protest-trump/
Published: Sep 12, 2018
Author: Rio Lacanlale
Post Date: 2018-09-12 18:01:59 by Hondo68
Keywords: .22-caliber pistol, sociology professor, $100, big tipper
Views: 138
Comments: 6

A longtime College of Southern Nevada sociology professor is facing felony gun charges in connection with an on-campus shooting on the second day of classes.

Mark J. Bird was charged last month with discharging a gun within a prohibited structure, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property, court records show. He was found bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his arm about 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 28 outside a bathroom in the Charleston campus K building.

Inside the bathroom, campus police found a $100 bill taped to a mirror along with a note that said, “For the janitor,” according to Bird’s arrest report. On the floor of the restroom was a black-and-white, .22-caliber pistol and one spent shell casing.

The sociology professor was hired Aug. 26, 1993, and was an emeritus faculty member at the time of the shooting, college spokesman Richard Lake said. Bird was not scheduled to teach any courses during the fall 2018 semester.

Bird was employed with the college as of Tuesday, although Lake said it was not clear what disciplinary actions, if any, would be taken against him.

A 911 call was made after several CSN employees and at least one student saw Bird stumble out of the bathroom, bleeding, before he collapsed, the report said. None of the witnesses — who later told police they only recalled hearing “a loud noise” — initially knew that Bird was armed and had shot himself, according to the report.

One college employee told police that he held Bird’s hand to calm him down as others tried to stop the bleeding. While waiting for authorities to arrive, Bird said he had shot himself in protest of President Donald Trump, police noted in their report. The report did not elaborate.

A campus-wide alert was sent about 9 a.m. the day of the shooting, deeming the scene safe and alerting students that the firearm had been recovered. Except for a short mention in the lengthy September edition of “The Chronicle,” the college president’s monthly newsletter emailed to staff, the college did not disclose any more details about the shooting.

The brief update was at the bottom of the newsletter and did not name Bird as the suspect. Federico Zaragoza, who in August was named the college’s ninth president, wrote at the end of his newsletter, “I appreciate all of the expressions of concern and interest, and I pledge to keep everyone updated should the situation change.”

On Tuesday, Robert Manis, president of the college’s faculty union, Nevada Faculty Alliance, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he has heard a number of rumors about the shooting in the last two weeks. He expressed concerns about the way the college handled the shooting and about its lack of transparency afterward.

“They never really told the students much about it except that it was resolved on the actual day of the shooting,” he said. “When you don’t give the full details, then rumors go crazy. It’s unfortunate because it made the students and faculty very afraid and allowed rumors to proliferate.”

Lake declined to comment further Tuesday, but he noted that college officials met with faculty and staff immediately after the shooting to provide support and to take suggestions.

Bird’s preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 17 in Las Vegas Justice Court. (1 image)

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#1. To: hondo68 (#0)

"A longtime College of Southern Nevada sociology professor ..."

Well, longtime until now. Hard to see the college keeping on a felon with gun charges.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-09-12   18:25:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: misterwhite (#1)

It was a good shoot, he took out the perp.


Hondo68  posted on  2018-09-12   18:33:44 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: hondo68 (#0) (Edited)

Las Vegas professor shot himself in arm to protest Trump

With a .22? That's not a protest. That's a 6-year-old's temper tantrum.

If you're going to protest Trump, next time use a .45 to the face. Then we know you're serious. And you'll need to leave more than $100 for the cleanup.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-09-12   21:16:37 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: misterwhite (#3)

If you're going to protest Trump, next time use a .45 to the face. Then we know you're serious. And you'll need to leave more than $100 for the cleanup

Well, to be more concise, if they hate Trump, the 45th prez... and they loved the POTATO. They should use a .44

Open wide...

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2018-09-12   21:47:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: GrandIsland (#4)

OR

Tell him to open mouth, insert 12 ga, pull/push trigger

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

"No one ever rescues an old dog. They lay in a cage until they die. PLEASE save one. None of us wants to die cold and alone... --Dennis Olson "

AMERICA! Designed by geniuses. Now run by idiots.

Stoner  posted on  2018-09-13   9:31:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Stoner (#5)

Tell him to open mouth, insert 12 ga, pull/push trigger

Yeah. See? Now that's a protest. Nothing says "I hate Trump" more than brains and skull fragments scattered in a 20 foot circle.

misterwhite  posted on  2018-09-13   9:52:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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