I don’t have a story today yet but I do want to share what happened yesterday during the code maroon.
So as you may or may not know there was a code maroon sent out yesterday about an armed suspect on campus near the central parking garage. The call was made to police at 4:30 from a woman about a man on campus who looked to be average height, middle aged, and concealing a handgun in his waistband. The police came to the garage searched for a while and found nothing, a few more code maroon messages were sent out to students and the campus resumed normal activity.
While all of this was happening I was at work in the battalion so naturally we went outside to try and get a few pictures of the police in action and gather any information we could.
The most interesting part happened on the walk out to the garage when I saw these two girls, Skye and Keirsten Edwards. I am not sure if they were aware of the Code Maroon in effect as it had only just been sent out, but they seemed to be having a very good time.
As you can see they are dressed as Alice and the mad hatter from Alice in wonderland, with a table full of pastries and chocolate and most importantly tea. When asked what the occasion was they giggled and said: “It’s a very merry Un-Birthday!”. I don’t have much more to say about this other than how awesome I think it was.
Anyway, when we returned after searching for the middle-aged gunman they were gone, somewhere safe I hope. Honestly if I hadn’t been with someone I would have thought I was imagining things though! Thanks Skye and Keirsten for being awesome.
here is a link to the alice in wonderland cartoon!