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Attention Campus Community: Gun Safety Presentation for Cub Scouts Friday

June 16, 2011

The Outsiders, an Old West reenactment group, will make a gun safety presentation for the Cub Scouts Day Camp at 8:15 a.m. Friday, June 17 on the UT Tyler main campus, Mike Medders, UT Tyler chief of police, announced.

As part of a safety presentation, The Outsiders will fire 10 shots of blanks. Please know that UT Tyler campus police are working with this group to ensure safety.

The blanks will be fired between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. Friday.

“We want to make certain that the campus community is aware of the presentation and does not mistake it for an emergency situation,” Medders said.

Medders has notified city law enforcement officials, and the university is working with local media to notify the neighboring communities.

This camp is sponsored by the East Texas Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

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