Mount Mercy holds open house after report of someone entering residence hall with a gun

Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 10:40 PM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - Mount Mercy University held an open forum with students and Cedar Rapids police Wednesday.

Students voiced concerns after a report of a person possibly armed with a gun inside a residence hall. It happened at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police said surveillance video shows a person entering the Andreas House on campus through a propped open door. School leaders said that person appeared to have a gun.

This comes a week after a student-athlete was shot while running to cross-country practice. Police said he was an innocent bystander.