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Mar 19 2016
by Taylor Lang

A Plastic Lightsaber Was Mistaken For A Gun On This College Campus

By Taylor Lang - Mar 19 2016

Students and faculty at Farmingdale State College on Long Island, New York, were shocked when they were told to take shelter, according to ABC 11.  It was thought that there was a gun on the campus, but it turned out to be a toy lightsaber.

Kirsty Wigglesworth via ABC 11

The student was not charged or arrested when police found out that the only "weapon" on him was a plastic, fake lightsaber from Star Wars.

It is important that the campus security and police take the safety of the campus seriously, but the poor student must be so embarrassed. He just wanted to carry the green lightsaber on campus and it was mistaken for a gun.


Unfortunately, the force was not with him.

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Taylor Lang - Syracuse University

Taylor is a Broadcast and Digital Journalism Major at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She started writing and editing as a freshman for Fresh U. From there, she began to help create and expand the News and Multimedia Departments. When not doing something relating to journalism, she LOVES Disney and reading while sipping hot tea. She hopes to inspire others to follow their passions and do what makes them happy.

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