AL college learner cited for wearing vacant gun holster on campus

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 7:00 AM

D. J. Parten, a Jr from Mobile, said he was stopped Wednesday, detained for more than thirty minutes and then issued a citation that required him to meet with the Dean of Students, Al.

A Univ of S AL learner was charged with violating the school’s code of conduct after campus police caught him on campus wearing an vacant gun holster, in an incident recorded on video.

D. J. Parten, a Jr from Mobile, said he was stopped Wednesday, detained for more than thirty minutes and then issued a citation that required him to meet with the Dean of Students, Al. com reported Thursday. Executive said they ultimately dismissed the citation after taking a closer see at the case.

S AL spokesman Bob Lowry told the news outlet it all started when campus police responded to a report of a person in the Learner Middle who may have been carrying an "unconcealed" weapon.

“USAPD officers arrived at the location and following an on-site interview with a learner wearing an vacant gun holster, issued a campus judicial citation to the student,” he said.

“Upon further investigation, it's been determined that the citation shouldn't have been issued and it's been rescinded,” Lowry said, adding that Univ Police were conducting an internal investigation of the matter.

Parten told the website he's acting president of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA chapter of Students for Concealed Carry. Each spring the organization holds a nationwide vacant holster protest against rules prohibiting weapons on campus.

In a seven-minute video posted on Campus Reform, a campus police officer asks Parent where the weapon is that's meant to go in the holster.

“I don’t have it,” he tells the officer, according to Al. com. “Would you love a duplicate of the Constitution?"

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