Two Iowa State students were arrested, one of them being a freshmen football player for the Cyclones, in connection to a gun incident on campus Thursday, August 23.
Dallas Taylor-Cortez, a freshmen defensive-back, as well as one other university student, have since been charged.
Taylor-Cortez was charged with harassment, 3rd degree, a simple misdemeanor. The other student, a sophomore in early childhood education, was charged with a False Report to a Public Entity.
Last week ISU Alerts sent out a text, call and email to students and staff of the university, and even parents about a call received to authorities that there were people, with what appeared to be guns, at Fredrickson “Freddy” Court.
Fredrickson Court is an on campus, campus-owned and operated housing facility location on the proportion the campus’s north side.
Those alerts were sent out around 9:50 p.m. and an all clear was given around 11:30 that night.
Iowa State Police Chief, Michael Newton, told the Iowa State Daily that “Taylor-Cortez had used a laser attached to a BB gun and “threatened, intimated, and or alarmed” at least one victim and caused others to run from the area.”
Taylor-Cortez was one of the four freshmen football players suspended by Matt Campbell and the Iowa State Athletics Department last week for a pattern of “poor choices and bad behavior”.
The investigation remains ongoing.
This is a developing story and will update the story as more information becomes available.