A Samford University security officer reported an armed black man held a gun to his head. This prompted administrators to put the campus in lockdown mode for a couple of hours Friday morning.
This put my coworker, a devoted Southern Baptist, into a tizzy because of all her friends and fellow worshippers affiliated with the school. I told her my suspicions about the incident namely because no surveillance video had been released and the story sounds as plausible as “the black man kidnapped my white baby” scenario. My own journalistic instincts smelled something rotten in Homewood.
AL.COM reports this morning on the security guard's confession:
“he faked the report because he was tired of riding in a golf cart and not being allowed to carry a gun, Homewood police said.
The false report initiated a daylong frenzy, with warnings about the gunman going out to staff, students and parents.
The officer, whose name was withheld by Samford and Homewood authorities, has worked at the campus for years, said Homewood Police Chief Phil Dodd.”
I hope this schmuck is charged with some terrorism related offense because it's exactly what he did. He wanted to carry a gun. So, he concocted a tale of a scary black man at Whitey U., had his race-baiting message of terror broadcasted throughout the Birmingham-Metro area, effectively terrorized students, faculty, and the community as he preyed on fears of school shootings, and aimed for the end result for him to carry a gun.
Throw the book at him.