Alleged trespasser arrested with gun on campus

Another firearm was taken off a non-student at Grambling State University this weekend, a result of continuing aggressive enforcement by campus police against drug and weapon violations.

Christopher S. Crum, 20, of Ruston, was arrested after a GSU police officer found a pistol in his bag as he allegedly trespassed on the campus.

At about 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning, the officer saw two men walk around a barricade intended to restrict entrance to the campus. The two men told the officer they “came to see some females” but were not students. After acquiring identification from the two, Crum said he had a firearm in his book bag, but it was unloaded. 

The officers found a small amount of suspected marijuana and a Springfield XD 9mm pistol in the bag. Crum was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of a firearm on school property, possession of marijuana, illegal carrying of weapons, and criminal trespass. 

Bail was set at $25,000.

Crum’s arrest is one of several by GSU Police for drug or gun charges since the fall semester started. Most of the arrests have been non-students coming onto the campus.

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