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Glowing Security

A rifle. That’s what someone had in his car in a Farmingdale State College parking lot, a caller told 911. Administrators at the Long Island college, showing the common sense usually associated with school officials, issued an alert: “Shelter in place.” When Suffolk County, N.Y., cops found the man, they did not arrest him or charge him with anything: evidently, no one has gotten around to prohibiting lightsabers yet, and such a “Star Wars” toy was what the “rifleman” actually had. (AC/New York Daily News) ...“Fear is the path to the Dark Side.”
Original Publication Date: 27 March 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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