A University of California at Merced student who carried a replica rifle into the Tenaya Hall dorms caused a stir on campus Monday.
UC Merced spokesman Scott Hernandez-Jason said campus police received reports around 2:34 p.m. of a man with a rifle on campus.
Police found the man, who turned out to be a student with a rifle used for parades and drills, around 2:50 p.m., Hernandez-Jason said. The rifle does not function.
Police took the replica rifle to avoid further confusion, Hernandez-Jason said. The student will not face any disciplinary action, he said.
UC Merced does not have a drill team, Hernandez-Jason said, but the student was apparently interested in starting one.
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