During a search of the Manchester Community College Wednesday, a student was found to be in possesion of a gun, according to the college's president, but it was not the suspect police were searching for.
The campus was locked down Wednesday afternoon after a female student called 911 to report spotting a gun sticking out of the waistband of a male student described as "a heavy-set Hispanic male, about 5’8 – 5’10, wearing a red short sleeved shirt."
After an extensive search, no one matching the description was found on campus, but Manchester Community College President Gena Glickman told Patch Friday that another student was found to be in possession of a gun during the search.
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"I was told that there was another student who was carrying a firearm and had a license to carry, but who didn't fit the description the witness had given," Glickman told Patch by email Friday.
Glickman said she did not know the student's name or whether they were charged in the incident.
Calls to the Connecticut State Police, who are handling the investigation, and the Manchester Police Department were not returned Friday.
Glickman said that Manchester Community College has a "no weapons" policy as stated in the student handbook.