Campus Security Guard Accidentally Shoots Himself and Tells Police It Was a Black Man in a Hoodie who shot him

This week a Minnesota College was placed on locked down after a security guard said he was supposedly shot and assaulted by a “black man with a short Afro, wearing a hoodie”. The guard claim prompted a lockdown of over 1,800 students but there was no assailant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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The next day, Brent Ahlers admitted he wasnt assaulted by a black man, but that he accidentally shot himself in the shoulder on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul, Minn. According to reports, Ahlers was not even permitted to carry a gun. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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According to the NY Daily News, while officials refused to take the guard’s report lightly, their reservations about Ahler’s kept them from releasing a description of the alleged perpetrator. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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“I think early on, some of the facts of this case weren’t adding up for us,” St. Paul Police Sgt said in a press conference. “We didn’t have the confidence in the description to act on it.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Ahlers has been charged with falsely reporting a crime, which is a misdemeanor. He told officials that he was simply worried about losing his job, as the school doesn’t allow its guards to carry a weapon. However, the school relieved Ahler’s of his duties, revealing it “strongly condemns racial discrimination, racial stereotyping, and racial profiling of any kind.”