WEST PALM BEACH — A Keiser University student was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with possession of a weapon on school property after an investigation discovered a Glock handgun and two ammunition magazines in his dorm room, city police said.
Willie Gibson, 22, of Zion, Ill., a small city north of Chicago, was charged after West Palm Beach police were notified by school officials at about noon Saturday that they had discovered the weaponry in Gibson’s dorm room at the Keiser campus, 2600 N. Military Trail.
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Police said they found a Glock 10mm pistol, a 15-round standard magazine and a 30-round high-capacity magazine, as well as ammunition, in the student’s room. Gibson told police he owned the gun and had brought it to school from Illinois for “protection.”
Also found in Gibson's possession were two ski masks, but they were not confiscated, police said.
Gibson was charged with one count of possession of a weapon on school property, which is a third-degree felony. He was taken to the Palm Beach County Jail on Saturday afternoon.
During a hearing Sunday at the Palm Beach County Jail, Circuit Court Judge Kirk Volker allowed Gibson to be released on the condition that he regularly reports to the court. Volker also ordered that Gibson have no weapons.
Gibson will be allowed to attend an administrative hearing scheduled for Monday.
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