Argument Between TCU Bus Drivers Leads to Shots Fired, Lockdown - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Argument Between TCU Bus Drivers Leads to Shots Fired, Lockdown

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    A shuttle bus driver at Texas Christian University opened fire on another bus driver, prompting a campus-wide alert and lock down Tuesday morning, police say. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017)

    What to Know

    • Police say the incident began as an argument among two TCU Roadrunner bus drivers.

    • One driver shot at the other and missed. The shooter drove off in the bus, hitting the other driver.

    • TCU issued all clear after police found the second bus, and the driver was later arrested.

    A shuttle bus driver at Texas Christian University opened fire on another bus driver, prompting a campus-wide alert and lock down Tuesday morning, police say.

    Fort Worth police said it began as an argument between two Roadrunner drivers in the 3600 block of West Cantey Street at about 7:00 a.m.

    The suspected gunman shot at the other driver and missed, police said. The shooter then crashed into the other shuttle bus while trying to drive away from the scene, police said.

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    A shuttle bus driver at Texas Christian University opened fire on another bus driver, prompting a campus-wide alert and lock down Tuesday morning, police say.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017)

    Police found the shooter's bus off campus nearby. The driver was later arrested.

    No students were on either bus at the time of the shooting and there were no serious injuries.

    The shooting prompted a campus-wide alert, which read, "TCU Alert - Armed person on campus. Seek safe shelter immediately. More updates to follow as available."

    The lock down was lifted after about 30 minutes. TCU tweeted that classes would resume after noon Tuesday.

    The Alice Carlson Applied Learning Center in the Fort Worth Independent School District was also placed on lock down following the shooting, said Clint Bond, district spokesman.

    The Roadrunner buses are a contracted service that shuttles people between TCU parking lots and campus buildings.

    The university is now in talks with Roadrunner about instituting new safety measures. That may include armed guards on all shuttle buses, at least for the next few weeks.

    That's not yet confirmed, but already some students with whom NBC 5 spoke Tuesday evening believe it's an overreaction to a single incident.

    "It's not like it's students bringing guns," said TCU junior Alex Asher. "It's already people who work here, and you're going to basically say, 'Oh, so, since this happened, we might as well have guns on our shuttles all of the time?'"

    "I would say that's a little overboard to have an armed guard on each bus, but in a way it's a good thing, because you never know what can happen," said sophomore Daniel Alvarez.

    During a press conference, Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald noted both men involved are under review and being questioned by police.

    TCU's assistance vice chancellor said the university's strict policy allows only police officers to to have a weapon on campus.

    No further details were released as it is an ongoing investigation.

    NBC5's Alice Barr contributed to this report.

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