“Two loaded handguns and some ammunition were seized from a UMass Dartmouth student Tuesday,” southcoasttoday.com reports. “The student, William Deforte, 32, of Clinton, Pa., [above] identified himself as a part-time police officer in Pennsylvania, according to campus police, who were alerted at 8:30 a.m. by several students who told police Deforte showed them the weapons.” So a bunch of students ratted-out a part-time cop (?) who showed them his guns. Nice guns—I mean firearms—too . . .
Deforte said the guns were service weapons, found by campus police during a search of his apartment and car while he was in class. Also seized was a quantity of unsecured ammunition, shotgun shells and .45-caliber, hollow-point ammunition, according to the complaint filed with Third District Court.
The handguns were a Wilson and a Kimber, both .45 caliber.
So Deforte faces a felony beef, plus living on campus without permission. His crime-fighting career is DOA and he’ll be lucky not to be “allowed” back into school. I wonder what would have happened if the school had discovered Deforte’s “arsenal” after a successful defensive gun use. The same thing, probably. ‘Cause . . .
UMass Dartmouth has been on edge much of the year following the Boston Marathon bombings in April, allegedly committed by a UMass Dartmouth student and his older brother.
I guess I’m strange. After discovering that my alma mater had nurtured a terrorist I’d want as many armed good guys on campus as possible.