A University of Colorado freshman arrested last week after police found a cache of weapons and ammunition in his dorm room was formally charged Wednesday with three felonies and one misdemeanor.Gosh, I'll bet there's never been a case in the whole history of higher education where kampus kops lied to cover their own asses, has there? CU also suspended Furnish and banned him from campus — where he lives and eats.
But an attorney representing Matthew Furnish said the student brought the weapons to the campus to go target-shooting with friends.
"This is not a Virginia Tech situation," said attorney Scott Robinson. "This is a personable, articulate young man with lots of friends."
Furnish, 19, couldn't store all his weapons with the police department because he'd been told space was limited, Robinson said after the charging hearing.
"They don't have acres of lockers; space is tight," he said.
But CU police said they don't turn away students who live in the dorms and want to store guns in the department's weapons cabinet — even if the space is full, said Cmdr. Brad Wiesley.
This is a travesty. The shotgun was broken down, the handgun had a trigger lock and the ammo was stored separately. On the say of the VT shootings, Furnish had made prearrangements to head to the range after class. Yes, he made a mistake in storing the guns in his room, given that Boulder borders on the hysterical when it comes to guns, but keep in mind that CU is best known as a party school with an annual beer riot, where students who want beer beer beer set counches and mattresses on fire and dance in the street while the kampus kops studiously study their navels. Luckily, Boulder banned burnable outdoor furniture, goign straight to the heart of the problem.
It's a school with such a widespread drinking problem that new students are required to take a course in Alcohol Education. As the Cheap Seats blog says:
What other school would have a sex scandal, a while male political correctness "scandal", a financial mismanagement scandal, and a plagiarizing, fake Native American, professor speaking ill of the dead scandal all within the span of a year.So CU has decided to cowboy up and fall on one solitary student...what it shows is that the University is an even bigger joke than most people in Boulder already think it is. What a waste of real estate!