ELON, N.C.– Elon campus police are investigating an 18-year-old woman after she allegedly brought weapons and ammunition on campus Sunday.
Vice President of Communications for Elon Dan Anderson said Alexis Gray will face felony weapons charges.
18-year-old Alexis Gray is from Holland, Pennsylvania and is a student at a Pennsylvania University, according to the email alert sent to students.
Gray’s parents apparently called the young woman’s ex-boyfriend, an Elon student, Sunday before noon, telling him they were concerned for their daughter’s welfare.
The ex- boyfriend then notified campus police that he was worried Gray was headed to campus, according to Elon authorities.
Anderson said Police were waiting for Gray when she arrived at Danieley Center, a student housing community on Elon’s campus.
“Our campus police intercepted her when she came onto campus and found a gun in her vehicle,” said Anderson.
In an email to students and faculty, Elon officials said campus police found “a rifle, ammunition and other weapons” in Gray’s vehicle.
“When they intercepted her, they didn’t really know what her intentions were and how serious the situation really was,” added Anderson. “There was quick thinking by all parties involved.”
Officials said Monday they can not yet say if Gray intended to harm herself or others.
Students like Elon senior David Brown were relieved the situation was diffused quickly.
“I only live about 500 feet from Danieley Center,” Brown explained. “I was pretty nervous when I got that email. Thank goodness she was apprehended because if not, it could have been a pretty deadly situation, should she have started shooting.”
“I don’t know her and have no idea what her plan was,” Brown continued. “But it was a scary situation.”
Anderson said Gray will face felony weapons possession charges, possibly among other charges. She is banned from Elon’s campus.
The Elon Dean of Students advises anyone with concerns about potentially dangerous personal situations to reach out to Police for help.