For the second time this month, Grambling State University Police have arrested suspects on campus with firearms.
At about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, two GSU officers were patrolling through the Douglas Residential Hall when they observed three men in a first-floor hallway. During a subsequent investigation, the men were patted down for weapons.
Alvin Wilson, 19, of Oakland, Calif., was carrying a 9 mm pistol in a small bag strapped across his upper body. Wilson also possessed a backpack that contained an extended pistol magazine.
Willie A. Johnson, 18, of Chicago, Ill., was concealing a 9 mm pistol in the crotch of his pants. Both men were arrested for carrying a firearm on school property.
The third individual was unarmed.
Wilson and Johnson were transported to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and booked. Their bail was set at $50,000 each and they remained in the custody of the detention center as of Thursday.
GSU Police officers have appeared to have increased efforts to interdict firearms since two shootings on campus last fall. While some of the guns recovered in the ensuing months were the result of disturbance calls, most have originated from actions initiated by officers on patrol.
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