A sociology professor at the College of Southern Nevada shot himself in the arm with a .22 pistol in protest of President Donald Trump.
The professor’s wounds are not life-threatening, but he now faces multiple charges for bringing the gun onto campus to carry out the protest.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the professor, Mark J. Bird, shot himself in a bathroom on campus, then stumbled out, “bleeding, before he collapsed.”
A report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal said that Mark Bird, a sociology professor at the College of Southern Nevada(CSN), has been charged with discharging a gun within a prohibited structure, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property.
The newspaper reported a number of odd details about the Aug. 28 shooting based on court documents and police reports in the case, which has a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 17. The college itself has revealed little about the incident beyond a short mention in the college president’s newsletter to staff, the Review-Journal reported.
Citing Mr. Bird’s arrest report, the Review-Journal said “campus police found a $100 bill taped to a mirror along with a note that said, ‘For the janitor.’ … On the floor of the restroom was a black-and-white, .22-caliber pistol and one spent shell casing.”