The Kansas State student who suffered an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound on Jan. 22 was a 19-year-old male who lived in Goodnow Hall, according to a K-State update this morning.
K-State Police were called at 8:10 p.m on Jan. 22 to the student’s room and determined the injury was related to a firearm discharge. The police are currently investigating criminal charges. According to the University Weapons Policy, the possession of firearms are prohibited both on campus and in any K-State residence halls.
No further information will be released by K-State officials, according to their update, because of the ongoing police investigation.
K-State’s concealed carry policy, which was changed by the university due to Kansas law and was approved by the Regents in December, will go into effect on July 1, 2017. The policy states that no university location will be designated as “prohibiting concealed carry with permanent adequate security measures.”
In October 2016, a student stabbed his roommate in Marlatt Hall. In July 2016, police investigated a possible student suicide at Jardine Apartments. In April 2016, a student veteran committed suicide on campus.