Gun Scare Cancels Human Vs. Zombie at Truman State University

The Truman State University Index reports that a boastful, unidentified male led to the cancellation of a friendly game [sic] of the growing sport (?) of Human vs. Zombie (a.k.a HVZ). “At about 4 p.m. Sunday, three males, who appeared to be between 18 and 21 years old, approached a player and asked about the game, according to a press release from the Department of Public Safety [DPS]. One of the males lifted his shirt and said he had a ‘gat’ that hurt people, but the student did not see a weapon. The three men then left campus. DPS is investigating the incident.” Point of journalistic order: if the student in question didn’t see the weapon how do we know there was a weapon there to be seen? While you can’t blame the organizers and campus cops for canceling the zombie fest, the students’ delayed response time might have had tragic consequences . . .

“Senior Cody Sumter, Humans vs. Zombies moderator, said that after the incident, the moderators watched to ensure the three men left campus but waited to report the incident to the DPS. ‘We were in the middle of having 300 people running around campus at the same time,” he said. ‘We wanted to get everyone who had actually seen something so that we could make sure before we went to DPS.’ Sumter said the moderators discussed the incident before deciding to pause and eventually cancel the last day of the game.”

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