Several armed subjects who were wearing ski mask alarmed residents in Murfreesboro on Tuesday night. Sgt. Kyle Evans with the Murfreesboro Police Department explains what happened...
At least 7 of the 9 subjects who were accused in the prank were MTSU Football Players. Because they were not arrested, we have not released their names.
Again, the incident was only a prank and no arrests were made after an investigation was conducted.
Head Football Coach Rick Stockstill stated:
"What started out as a playful prank by a group of freshmen could have turned into something worse. It's a valuable teaching lesson that I can use to help our young people. I talk to them daily about the violence going on in our country and how easily this could have turned into a similar situation. We will handle discipline internally.
"I am also very appreciative of the way Murfreesboro and University Police handled the situation and acted promptly."
Hear the call to dispatch:
This is the recording of one of the callers who notified Murfreesboro Police (6 min. and 4 sec.):
Hear the recording from Murfreesboro Police Dispatch to officers (3 min. and 4 sec.):
Below is a photo of an AirSoft shotgun similar to the one allegedly used in the above prank:
MPD Incident Report 14-16416
MPD Sgt. Kyle Evans