Assault at Humboldt State University; Loaded Gun Magazine Left at the Scene

Pepperwood Hall is circled in red.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. an assault occurred in Pepperwood Hall on the Humboldt State University Campus. According to information heard over the scanner, there was a broken window on the second floor and a gun magazine with possible .223 ballistic tipped ammunition was found at the scene.

The University Police are investigating the assault. According to a report on the HSU webpage for emergencies, no one was injured and the suspect is at large after fleeing in a white Honda.

According to a press release, “Police believe there is NO continuing threat on campus. However, out of an abundance of caution, they are conducting additional patrols this evening, with a focus on the residence halls…Anyone with information is asked to call University Police at 826-5555.”

We were briefly able to talk to Chief Donn Peterson. He would not confirm any details stating this was an active investigation. However, he said, “We’ve got a lot of personnel dedicated to this now. We will stay active as long as it takes.”



  • There is no such thing as ” ballistic tipped ammunition”…

  • yes there is.deadly

  • I don’t see any assault in the press release. Broken window, and gun magazine,are certainly ominous facts, but they are not an assault. Either they’re keeping facts back, or the assault was on the English language

  • Maybe everyone kept their paws off the magazine, and they can pull some prints.

  • So the window was assaulted?

  • .223 is a rifle not a hand weapon. Could be discharged from a M-16 or M-15. For deer hunting it would be considered a “light weapon” compared to a 308 or 30-06. Neither of the latter are assault weapons. Although there are rifles at the .223 caliber that are bolt action.

    • Um. 308 in AR -10 is an “assault “ rifle and 30-06 ( m1 garand) has killed millions of soldiers in action. Is that not from an “assault “ gun? Come on people. I have lots of ARs but there for defense, so they are not assault weapons.

      • “I have lots of ARs, but there for defense…” -covetroll
        You live in one of the most pristine, unpopulated, safest areas on planet earth and you need “lots of ARs”? What did your parents do to YOU to make you so scared? You sound like the most frightened little doe in the cove. No ones coming son, no one’s coming.

    • What. I get m16 but m15? You mean ar15.well first off the ar platform can be brought down to a pistol configuration. Now on to my favorite the ar10 the reason I like the 10 so dam much is it fires .308. Fact is nothing yiu said after m16 is a fact

  • Somebody assaulted a window ?
    IMHO: Likely tossed a mag at a window to get publicity.

  • Wait, this can’t of really happened isn’t HSU a gun free zone? Maybe they need to make it a magazine free zone also.

    • It is a gun free zone but the liberal inept student didn’t know how to use the gun so he broke the window,then the magazine fell out of gun and he left screaming and frustrated

      • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        Were you there, CoveTroll? Do you have some sort of special telescope that allows you to see all the way to Arcata from Shelter Cove? 📡📸

        Plus, does your special telescope also determine political affiliations as well?

          • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

            And your point is that you hate hippies. Yeah, we already knew that about you, Richie Rich 🐘. By the way, The Swans are an awesome band. Can you get me one of those shirts, CaveTroll? I’ll trade you a full-sized Russian flag for it… 🇷🇺

            • Anonymous Humboldtian

              Keep your Russian flag. Only commies fly that garbage.

              • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

                Apparently you were on another planet 👽🛸during the downfall of the Eastern Bloc/Warsaw Pact/Soviet Union, which after all was a generation ago now. (I knew these low-IQ right-wingers were behind the times, but damn…)

                Has Traitor Trump raised the Russian (not Soviet) flag over the White Supremecist House yet? Just get it over with already Trump – everyone already knows who you really work for! Just ask Viktor Vekselverg 🇷🇺💂🏻‍♀️

  • This is freaking scary! How many kids have to die before something is done about the guns getting into bad hands? All I can say is, if you care at all, get yourself and ALL our friends out to VOTE!

    • Vote for what to take our guns away?

      • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        To take YOUR gun away (as soon as possible). That would be a good idea. For sure.

    • Like criminals follow the law? We have enough laws that people don’t follow and will never follow (that is why they are ‘outlaws’/criminals) so what is making more laws for law following people going to accomplish? It is illogical to keep passing laws that have no affect! You can take guns away from law abiding citizens and guess what? Criminals will still have guns! And what they can’t get, they can make or find a way around it. Its like saying we need to get rid of cars so there are no drunk drivers or no deaths from people driving drugged out of their minds or texting-while-driving deaths. There is already laws saying you can’t do any of those things but people still do.

      • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        What in the hell are you talking about? Well then, by your logic (or lack thereof), we should get rid of ALL the laws, right? [edit]

      • Background check

        Where do you suppose criminals get their guns Shel?

      • I agree to an extent, better enforcement of existing gun laws would be an excellent place to start!! Then some thing NEEDS to be done about screwballs with assault rifles, any weapon in the hands of the mentally unbalanced, such as MOST if not ALL of the Troll types living here!!!

    • ummmm….. Who was shot? Who died? Shootings are relatively rare here, with the exception of EPD (especially Officer Linfoot- who single-handedly tripled the number of shots fired in Humboldt in 2016). Arcata and HSU are knife-happy. What do you propose to do about that?

  • That’s like saying to vote to end cancer. It just doesn’t work and diverts attention from what will.

    • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

      Seriously, dude. What’s up with all of your bizarre straw man arguments? ⁉️

  • Vote for what? To outlaw good guys who use a rod of iron to defend and protect others against bad guys who use any tool at their disposal to assault children and others?

    • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

      “…bad guys who use any tool at their disposal to assault children and others…”

      Who did you have in mind?
      #1) Disgusting Donald Trump
      #2) Racist Roy Moore
      #3) Sick Scott Baio

      • #1. POTUS is against allowing foreigners and violent prisoners from voting to take away our right to defend against violent criminals. So, what’s your point?

        #2. When no facts can be found, pull out the racist card. :rolleyes:

        #3. Oh my, you really want to play that game? There are aprox 30,000 sealed indictments and counting, sitting on the DOJ’s desk. I hardly think they’re just one party or position. But you can believe and promote what suits you.

        • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

          Don’t you mean PGOTUS (Pussy Grabber of the United States)?

          • You’re just too cute for words.

            • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

              Not as cute as America-hating Kelly Sadler! By the way, does Kelly Sadler (former Washington Times editor & Unification Church propagandist) still have her job as Senior Advisor to Trump? Oh, she does, doesn’t she? Meghan McCain should kick Kelly Sadler’s stupid ass bigly!

  • Yes- Vote! For not everyone deserves the right to buy a gun- it’s out of control
    Thankfully there are people willing to step up and speak the truth about guns and the harm they cause! This needs to stop!–Ozrs

    • Or, let the bad guys duke it out amongst themselves until none are left and continue allowing the good guys to protect and defend the rest of us.

      • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        By “good guys”, do you mean the police 🚔? Or, as I suspect, do you hate the police and believe your racist alcoholic militia are the “good guys” who are going to use their AR-15s to enforce “A Handmaid’s Tale” on the rest of us. Yeah, not going to happen, you delusional dude! 💊🙏🏻

        • Talk about judgmental, every gun owners racist? If ur not on ur side ur racist, everyone against u must b racist,… get over it, that lib card is so overused its fragmenting. I suppose u trust the government so much only they should have the power. EXZACTLY y we need the NRA!!! Power to the ppl.

          • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

            Do you think Donald Trump is racist? (Simple question, dude.)

            And did you vote for Donald Trump? (Another simple question.)

            So if you are intellectually honest enough to be able to recognize the obvious and incontrovertible FACT that Donald Trump is a virulent foam-at-the mouth racist, as everyone on planet Earth 🌏 is already well aware (except for only the most delusional), then why would you fail to take personal responsibility for your vote for president?

            I thought conservatives were all about “personal responsibility”? Apparently not when it becomes inconvenient for them personally! LOL! 😆🤣🖕🏿

            P.S. – The NRA is the new NAMBLA. Say hello to that convicted felon Oliver North, while you’re at it,[edit]!

  • Yes the government and voting solves everything
    You folks are thick and I have free advice. Eat more acid.

    • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

      There’s no LSD left. Kelly Sadler already ate it all, which is the only possible explanation for Sadler’s horrifically offensive comments about John McCain dying. And Sadler still has a job? WTF?!

  • Fake news. Everyone knows guns and ammunition aren’t allowed on campus.

    • And speeding tickets are fake. ‘Cause, you know, there is a speed limit and speeding is “not allowed”. People don’t j-walk. No body is ever drunk in public. There is no litter. Or, for that matter, mass shooting are all fake news. Not allowed. And the world is a shiney happy place. Anything to the contrary is… Fake News!

    • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

      Fake news. Everyone knows Russian intelligence officers are not allowed in the Oval Office (except for Trump). 🇷🇺💂🏻‍♀️

  • In One Year on Average (ages 0-19)
    17,102 American children and teens are shot in murders, assaults, suicides & suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention.

    YES VOTE!! Our voices speak for those that can’t! If this number of children/ teen shot yearly is Ok with anyone who has a heart~ there is something very wrong!

    • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

      Vote long-time 🇷🇺 NRA (National Russian Association) supporters Ryan Sundberg & Virginia Bass. out of office in June. Send Oliver North a message. LOL!

    • I’d rather concentrate and celebrate the 2.5 million per year who saved selves and others from becoming another statistic used by criminals to take the guns away from the good guys.

      • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        Nobody cares about your “alternative facts”, Ollie North. Too much cocaine courtesy of the Contras, no doubt. ❄️

    • A large percentage of your “facts” bewell is that those are suicides,attempted suicides by uneducated teens who don’t know how to use a gun,death by cops,and accidental discharge of a weapon because they are uneducated in firearms. If someone wants to kill themself they will find a way,gun or not. How about educating teens in the dangers of firearms and the proper respect they deserve? Wait. Wouldn’t want to do that, let’s just be ignorant and naive instead. That’s how teens die from firearms bewell

    • Yep and every year over 600,000 kids are killed before they even have a chance to draw breath…

  • When good guys outnumber bad guys 9-1 and the 1-9 team up to outlaw the 9-1, it might be a good time to take a step back, clear the mind, and take a good looksee at what’s really going on.

    Those who demand for the good guys to become defenseless, are literally promoting the mass killings of millions of people per year.
    HIDDEN DATA: “Since the early 1990s, Kleck has maintained that there is a minimum of 760,000 DGUs annually. That is his low estimate; Kleck and research partner Marc Gertz have contended the actual number is closer to 2.5 million.” –
    WHY was the data hidden is the big question. Once you figure that out, our children will be saved.

  • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

    By the way, nobody but partisan Republicans think knuckle-dragging racist Neanderthal conservatives loaded to the gills with weaponry & alcohol constitute anything close to “the good guys”. LMFAO!! 😆😂😭🤣😁

    • You blame guns or a “magazine”, but I’m really beginning to see a pattern of crime and racism that has become HSU (half of that is their own words) how many more crimes are we going to allow before we vote to outlaw HSU! our community has suffered enough! It’s time to ban liberal arts degree schools and the rampant drug and crimes that are apparently associated with them!

      • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        “…rampant drug[s] and crimes that are apparently associated with them!”

        Oh, you must mean Dr. Ronny Jackson The Candyman 💊 & the Treasonous Trump Russian regime. 🇷🇺

      • Everyone is patting themselves on their backs for the news.tho,the causes aren’t mentioned,but apparent.if everyone quits barking at each other.

    • That doesn’t even make sense.
      Your post attacks persons instead of addressing an issue.

      • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        It’s not our fault that you are unaware of “the issues”.

        Try spending less time listening to Rush Limbaugh. Don’t you get sick of listening to that old boring pill-popping racist Republikkkan? 🐘💊

    • A knuckle dragging racist conservative moonshine drinking country boy can survive….!

      • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        In Alabama, maybe. Well, not even there these days. Has child molesting rapist racist Roy Moore conceded yet? 🐘

  • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

    And actually thinking anyone with half-a-brain would Ever click on a link to – of all places – Breitbart?!? Yeah…. no. Not even if Breitbart was the last website on planet Earth 🌏 . Not a chance, Trump cult members. Try that somewhere else.

    • Of course not. The key to understanding the lack of intellectual honesty found on multiple platforms, is by reading the rants of those who lack the abilities to observe all sides of an issue. The reports about the CDC reports are profound. I’m sorry you lack the … ability?… to research that.

      • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        WTF?! Either speak English or take the Percocet pills from Dr. Ronny Jackson The Candyman out of your mouth first, mushmouth/mushbrain.

        Speaking of Mushmouth of Fat Albert fame, do you Republicans still hold up Bill Cosby as a moral role model?

        • Nah, I prefer Kanye at the moment.

          • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

            LMFAO!! 😆🤣😂😭😁

            Kanye Kardashian – the most overrated & most hated rapper in the world. 🌏 LOL!! 🤣😆

            You know, one of these days, Taylor Swift is going to kick Kanye Kardashian’s dumb ass!

            • I just like how a year ago he was the voice of a generation now Arcata hates him because his maga hat, but lucky for me none has ever cared what Arcata thinks. Good luck working at Starbucks with your arts degree, oh wait major.

              • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

                Arcata? Where did Arcata come into the Kanye Kardashian discussion? Have you ever listened to rap/hip-hop before? (I doubt it.). The only reason you probably like Mr. Kardashian is because of Rush Limbaugh’s man crush on Kanye! Am I right? Or are you just right-wing?

              • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

                P.S. – I don’t live in Arcata, dude. And if I did, so what? Did some cute ladies and/or gents from HSU break your heart as a young man? Is that why you’re so personally bitter about Arcata? Bad memories?

                Arts degree? LOL! 🤣😭 As if! I never really made it past the stick figure stage when it came to the visual arts… So an Art degree was a non-starter… I am however an excellent writer (can’t you tell?), 😁 which probably comes in part from my non-Art related degrees. 👨🏼‍🎓👨🏼‍💻👓📚🖊

              • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

                And as far as supposedly being a barista @ Starbucks, that is also incorrect, sir (what a surprise; a clueless Republican 🐘). Not that there’s anything wrong with working at Starbucks, or living in Arcata, etc. However, working at Starbucks would be prohibited by my long-time government employer. I work for you, Mike. Now feel free to thank me… 🙂

            • Now THAT I would buy a ticket to see!!!

        • Dude ryan CHILL OUT! Dam. It must be stressful being on the losing end of a political party. Jeeezzz😂

          • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

            Can you say, BLUE WAVE? 🌊

            Losing end? Hardly…

            JUST YOU WAIT, Republikkkans.

            • Waiting…🦄💨

              • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

                You only have to wait until June until right-wing Republican Ryan Sundberg gets washed away from the local political scene.

                Then there’s November.

  • vote against motor vehicles. they kill people. oh they are so scary… i need my safe place. waahaaaa

    • JustWantToHeartheEndoftheStory

      Thank you meow, for the infusion of humor. And for not blaming Trump, or climate change, or fracking, for what seems, on the little information provided, to be an argument between students. Hopefully it will be solved with greater alacrity than other crimes involving students..

      • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        Speaking of crimes, corrupt criminal Scott Pruitt just hand-picked environmental despoiler Ryan Dumberg to Pruitt’s EPA demolition committee. SUNDBERG SUCKS! 🐘

    • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

      Instead of voting against automobiles (really, there’s a ballot initiative on that?), vote against Virginia Bass & Ryan Sundberg in June.

      # Where In The World Is Ryan Sundberg?

  • This Constitution, and THE Laws of the United States which shall be made in PURSUANCE thereof; AND all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be THE supreme Law of the Land; AND the Judges in every State shall BE bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

    (all caps my highlights)

  • I’m still waiting to find out who or what was actually assaulted. Was anyone harmed or was it just a broken window and some lightweight ammo?
    If the second, this whole this is blown out of proportion into something that looks like scare mongering. The only reason to play that particular game is to gain control and dominate a situation.
    IS that that the police are doing?
    Are we (college kids, more likely) being trained to knee jerk with fear at the mere sight of an unattended bullet?
    Tell me shots were fired or people were damaged – or an active attempt was made to do so – before you pull out the word assault.

  • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

    “…Tell me shots were fired or people were damaged…”

    No thanks. I’d rather not.

    • Agreed, but still, don’t use a hot word without reason. At this point “school” and “ammo” is enough to make a LOT of people react. Add a word that indicates violence (and there wasn’t any as far as I can tell) and you are shouting “FIRE” in a crowded theater. And everyone jumping up and assuming the worst – and blaming someone for it.

      • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Sundberg

        Yeah, no way. Not even close to falsely yelling fire in a crowded theater, which can get you arrested for good reason, because people could be trampled as a result.

        Are you saying the reporter on this story should be arrested, since it’s apparently equivalent to falsely yelling “Fire!”, in your opinion? I know Trump acolytes wish all reporters who are even mildly critical could be arrested, but this isn’t Russia, snowflakes. 🇷🇺❄️

        • The reporter shoudn’t be arrested for it – but SHOULD get a stern lecture (along with everyone else who called it assault without offering victims) about mis-using the language.
          This is fear mongering, calling an assault when there is no victim – except, perhaps, the window.
          And yes – it is like yelling fire in a theater – LOOK at the comments.

          • The UPD said it was an assault. I’m figuring they have better information than I do because they interviewed witnesses.

            • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

              Exactly. Just because the HSU Police Dept. didn’t provide all of the dirty details of the reported assault, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Let the DA determine whether or not assault charges should be filed. It’s surprising that so many of you were apparently upset by this reporting. Get a grip…

              Here’s some reporting you should be upset by: How about Disney/ABC News reporting earlier today about “deadly protests” & “deadly clashes” when reporting on the slaughter of 50 Palestinian protestors + 2700 wounded Palestinian protestors? Not to mention using passive language describing the protestors’ homicides, like saying “they died”, etc, (as opposed to the truth – they were KILLED). I guess reporting on a major international incident/tragedy/war crime committed by the Israeli military today might have distracted from Disney/ABC’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Brits latest royal wedding, and we all know how pro-monarchy the Disney Corporation has always been. LAME! 🖕🏿

              It’s not like Disney News would ever allow a REAL news story like this to get in the way of their usual pro-monarchy B.S. 💍 🇬🇧

  • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

    Everyone knows Wayne LaPierre was a disgrace (except for Ryan Sundberg and Virginia Bass), but OLIVER NORTH??!! SERIOUSLY?!

    Well, on 2nd thought, the choice of a convicted felon gunrunner terrorist-supporting cocaine kingpin war criminal like Oliver North to run the NRA makes perfect sense after all! Good luck with that, gun nuts, because you’re going to need it!

    • Remind the public not to ever give you a gun…..any gun. Man,I’ve seen some ranting on this site but you take the cake dude!

      • Soon-to-be Former Supervisor Ryan Dumberg

        I like cake, don’t you? 🍰

        My favorite kind though is that Mar-a-Lago chocolate cake. 🎂

        That I can tell you. Believe me! BELIEVE ME! NO COLLUSION!!!!!!
        There’s been NO COLLUSION!!!!!! Everyone agrees to that! That I can tell you.

        P.S. – We’ll see what happens… LOL! 🤣

  • dingleberrie vagrant underpants

    Cry all you want!
    Trumps still your president !

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