Sun, 16 Sep 2012 22:29:11 -0700
I am the Resident Director for your dorm. I hope you’ve had a good weekend. I received an incident reporting stating that you may have been in possession of a weapon on 9/15/12 in the Octagon. I contacted my boss to get clarification on the weapons policy, specifically about if a plastic sword is still considered a weapon. My boss responded that a sword made out of plastic is still considered a weapon.
Please remove this sword from the Residential Complex within 24 hours and confirm with me once you have done so. If I do not hear from you, I may need to contact UCPD.
If you would like to meet with me to talk about any of this, please let me know. If not, I expect confirmation from you tomorrow about removing the sword.
Thanks for your cooperation.
9/17/2012 12:33 AM
I don’t know where I could put my sword, let alone with easy access (I admit my need is infrequent, but it is still there). Could you suggest some safe, convenient, and free storage area for me?
Or, alternatively, could I allow my sword to be confiscated by my RA and placed in her care with restricted access on my part?
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 10:53:24 -0700
Hey Julian. We aren’t able to store anything that is against policy. I would suggest asking any off-campus friends or family and ask them to store it for you. Please confirm when it’s gone.
9/17/2012 6:20 PM
I think there’s been a misunderstanding here, because prop swords and other such mock weapons are common possessions for members of the Wushu team (and more than a few of them should live in the residence halls) – is there nowhere OUTSIDE the residence halls where I could store my sword?
If that is not the case, I will need an extension on removing my sword since this poses an extreme inconvenience in the current time frame. I will confirm with you when it is gone.
9/17/2012 6:36 PM
Julian. This is the policy and I am not able to change it. Wushu swords are not allowed either. I will give you until 5 tomorrow. If I do not hear from you that the sword is gone, then I will contact the police.
Well…have a nice day, Wade! I hope you don’t contract some incredibly painful disease any time soon. May you live long and prosper and oh I give up screw you.