I attend this university and I'm about to go to sleep; I'll try to keep this brief. FYI, I haven't read the article provided by the OP because
I've been hearing/reading about this event ALL day.
He was a 30 year old living in the most expensive dormitory on campus. I estimate The Towers' population has an average age of 19 years old. It
specifically happened on the 3rd floor.
He had a .22 semi-automatic rifle which is not to be confused with the mysterious "tactical assault rifle" as some media outlets are proclaiming. He
also had a .45 caliber pistol. Reportedly 4 IED's were discovered in the student's backpack.
I don't know much about law enforcement protocol, but I do find it fishy that the explosive devices in his backpack weren't discovered for about 2+
hours after I was first informed about the suspicious death. I assume he was wearing it so I will assume the police rummaged minutes after
investigating the body.
Most importantly, I received updates from the campus via text message. I'll list them in the order as I received them.
2:10 am "*UCF ALERT* Tower one evacuated due to suspicious death. Police on scene. Councilors on way"
2:47 am "No threat to campus community relatd to Tower 1 suspicious death"
4:39am "Suspicious device found in Tower 1. Evacuation remains in effect, garage G closed."
6:04 am "Main campus closed for classes & employees until 12. Essential personnel report to work."
6:21 am "Tower 1 students may report to UCF Arena at 7am until Tower 1 is reopened. Main campus is still closed. Research Park & other campus
locations open for classes & work."
8:10 am "Garage G now open, campus still closed and Tower 1 still evacuated"
10:49 am "UCF Main campus will resume normal operations at noon. Tower 1 remains evacuated"
4:47 PM "Tower 1 open except for 3rd floor. See Housing Staff in lobby for more info."
6:39 PM "Tower 1, third floor is now open."
If any of you would like to research campus happenings more in-depth, you can always go to UCF Police Department
They have a daily activities log for all of you go-getters.
I'll be going to sleep for a lovely 3 hours, but I will be happy to answer questions regarding the event sometime tomorrow night if I have any free
time. I can't promise my availability since my schedule is extremely hectic.