“A student with a bloody nose left his Talbot East classroom around 8:30 p.m. on Monday night and saw a monopod that he mistook for a gun in a bathroom [photo after the jump],” chimes.biola.edu reports. “He ran out of the bathroom, saying there was a gun in the bathroom, according to Campus Safety Chief John Ojeisekhoba. The student had stumbled upon the filming of the last scene for the upcoming series finale of ‘Coach Tracy,’ a Biola web show, according to senior cinema and media arts major Michael Sullivan . . .
Hearing conflicting reports of a man with a gun — and some reports of only a gun — on campus, Ojeisekhoba notified the dispatcher to send out the campus-wide notification about seven to eight minutes after the initial report.
The building was evacuated while the film students finished their last scene for the show.
“So, they evacuate Talbot. We had no idea because we’re still in the bathroom filming,” Tracy said.
They celebrated the last scene, clapping as they began to walk out of the bathroom.
“I walk out of the bathroom door, I’m standing there with my tripod, and there’s a cop holding me at gunpoint,” Tracy said.
After a few conversations, it was made clear that no gun was in the building. Tracy and Sullivan noted they were impressed by Campus Safety’s response time and ability to evacuate Talbot East.
They were impressed with a seven to eight minute response time? Shudder. Anyway, TTAG reader KH writes: “This just speaks for how uneducated some people in this country are about guns. Anyways, here’s a pretty funny video some students made about it, posted on Facebook.