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On October 11, 2015, University of South Florida football player Benjamin Knox was arrested for firing a gun on campus. (Photo credit: Simon Kelogg)
On October 11, 2015, University of South Florida football player Benjamin Knox was arrested for firing a gun on campus. (Photo credit: Simon Kelogg)

Since Sandy Hook: University of South Florida – Oct. 11, 2015

On October 11, 2015, University of South Florida football player Benjamin Knox was arrested for firing a gun on campus. While no students or faculty were injured when the gun went off, Knox was immediately suspended from the team and later stopped attending USF. 

By Maria Gil
South Florida News Service 
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Following the misfire, officers on campus made themselves more visible to show students they were there if needed, said USF Police Chief Chris Daniel.  

While no additional action was taken by the university immediately after the incident, the university eventually implemented new initiatives for residential safety for on-campus students, according to USF Director of Media Relations Lara Wade-Martinez.  

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