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Paine student arrested on campus for gun charges

Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 11:35 AM
Last updated Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 12:56 AM
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A Paine College student remains jailed after he pulled a handgun on a former girlfriend in a dorm Saturday.

Tobias Veal  SPECIAL
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Tobias Veal

According to an incident report, Tobias Veal’s ex-girlfriend came to his 15th Street dorm room around 2 p.m. Saturday to confront him about a relationship with another woman when Veal pulled out a 9 mm Smith and Wesson handgun.

Veal, 22, originally told deputies the woman pulled a handgun on him before he grabbed his gun. Investigators said Veal later retracted the statement.

After the victim advised the resident adviser of the situation, the advisor approached Veal who refused to open his dorm room door. Police said Veal willingly handed over the weapon after the resident adviser gained entry to the room with a master key.

Veal was booked into the Richmond County Jail on charges of having a weapons in a school building.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/01/12 - 12:00 pm
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Not Alone

I'll bet he's not the only student at Paine College with a handgun in a dorm room!

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 10/01/12 - 12:22 pm
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ROFL.....it's not exactly clear here, as to just who is the "victim". I gotta say I have sympathy for this guy.

His ex comes uninvited to his dorm room and starts giving him an earful about his new girlfriend. I bet it was like the "Jerry Springer Show" with her rantin' and screamin'. I'd have probably done the same as he did if I'd had a gun handy.

Some women just don't know when to shut it.

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rmwhitley 10/01/12 - 01:39 pm
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it ain't so. The naacp doesn't allow the black community to possess weapons.

HenryWalker3rd
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HenryWalker3rd 10/01/12 - 09:27 pm
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I'll bet he's not the only student at Va. Tech with a handgun in a dorm room!

Ruckus
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Ruckus 10/02/12 - 12:49 am
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SMH

It would have been easier to klss and make up or out. Fred Sanford would say "You Big Dummy"

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/02/12 - 07:41 am
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Strange

I posted the first comment yesterday, and someone took it down. There was nothing racist, obscene, or hateful in the post. The post made no personal attack on anyone, nor did it harass anyone. The post was on topic.

Go figure.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/02/12 - 08:28 am
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In fact, my post was similar to HenryWalker3rd's post, and likely inspired it.

Strange that it disappeared.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/02/12 - 08:32 am
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I also find it strange that our Georgia state government would have a law banning weapons in private school buildings (see the last paragraph of the story above). Pocket knives are weapons. Rolling pins are weapons. Even hands are weapons.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/02/12 - 08:34 am
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Bow and Arrow

So you cannot have weapons in school buildings in Georgia? I guess the archery team has to store their bows and arrows off campus!?!?

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Fuzz810 10/02/12 - 08:46 am
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What is wrong with young people

And I quote "former girlfriend", why is she concerned about who he is seeing anyway.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/02/12 - 09:56 am
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Yeah,

I was wondering the same thing, Fuzz.

Breakups are strange things. Some people just can't take no for an answer. One of the greatest country songs was "Don't Worry ’Bout Me" by Marty Robbins. Here is a great couplet from that song:

When one heart tells one heart, one heart goodbye —
One heart is free; one heart will cry.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 10/02/12 - 09:57 am
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Stranger, still

Wow! I noticed they re-instated my post at the head of the list. I swear it was missing earlier this morning.

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Bizkit 10/02/12 - 11:37 am
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Paine is something else. A

Paine is something else. A bunch of admininstrative lawsuits and now we find a student packin' heat. I know the faculty and staff feel safe. Sheez unless it's OK for them to pack heat too?????? I wonder if he will be allowed to return to campus and class?

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Sweet son 10/02/12 - 11:57 am
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Georgia Tech Students Have Guns Too!

If they don't they are crazy. There have been many students robbed and even a dorm room invasion. Correct me if I am wrong but Georgia law allows you to have guns in your home, auto, place of business and others.

If a dorm room is not a home then what is? I would surely have a gun if I wanted one and would worry about the consequences later if I had to defend myself or another student!

@Little Lamb, there is nothing wrong with your comment!!!!!

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CobaltGeorge 10/02/12 - 12:13 pm
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It was not there early am.

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