Student arrested with firearm

By Matt Daray

A student has been placed on interim suspension after he was found in possession of a firearm during an arrest on campus Sunday morning.

Keenan Short, a 21-year-old junior studying radio television,

was arrested after Carbondale Police pulled him over. He has been charged with disorderly conduct, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon and not having a firearm owner’s identification card.


Short was taken to Jackson County Jail, and he bonded out.

Rod Sievers, university spokesman,

said the incident was isolated and had nothing to do with the university.

Sievers said students should not worry about the incident because no threats were made to the university.