Community Safety Advisory: Airsoft guns

A message from Communications and External Relations

University Police are investigating reports by two students who were hit with pellets from airsoft guns in separate incidents. Airsoft guns are toy guns used in airsoft sports that shoot non-lethal, plastic pellets. Both reports occurred this week, one near North Campus Apartments and one near Olin Physical Laboratory. Neither student was injured.

One of the reports indicated that the airsoft gun may have been fired from a red four-door sedan. The make or model are unknown at this time.

As a reminder:

  • Call 911: If you feel uneasy or unsafe, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police at 911. University Police offers a safe escort service on campus that is available 24 hours at 336-758-5911.
  • The LiveSafe Mobile App allows Wake Forest students, staff, and faculty to have a two-way conversation with University police. It provides direct access to police, 911 emergency services, emergency location sharing, information sharing with quick tips, and a peer-to-peer Safe Walk tool.
  • Emergency Blue Light Call Boxes are located throughout campus [PDF Map]. Push the button once to speak with a dispatcher.
  • Telephone Boxes are located near some building entrances. Pick up the receiver and dial 911 to reach a dispatcher.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact the University Police at (336) 758-5911. If you wish to provide information anonymously, do so through “Silent Witness.”

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