NU student accused of having concealed gun on Lincoln campus

LINCOLN (AP) — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln student has been accused of having a concealed handgun on campus.

Court records say Joseph Dembowski, 21, is charged with a felony: unlawful possession of a firearm on school grounds.

University police say a staff member in the Military and Naval Sciences Building noticed Dembowski had a handgun magazine March 1 and asked whether Dembowski had a gun. Police say Dembowski replied that he had a handgun in his backpack.

Police say Dembowski cooperated with officers called to the scene, turning over the weapon.

Students and university employees can store their guns in free lockers on campus.

Dembowski’s next court hearing is set for April 5.