Former Penn State Student Charged in Federal Court for Bringing Gun on Elon University Campus

Some of you might remember this story from last year about (now former) Penn State student Alexis Gray who was arrested at Elon University in North Carolina after being found in possession of a Remington-597.22 caliber rifle, a knife, and 6.5 feet of rope. Gray, then a freshman, had been having some problems with her then-boyfriend and Elon student Greg Seelagy. When Gray’s father got wind that his daughter might be on her way to see Seelagy, he immediately called the boyfriend and the Elon police, saying that he was concerned for her welfare.

Almost one year later, Gray faces new federal charges in United States District Court, according to a report by Elon Local News. According to court documents, Gray now faces a federal felony count of traveling in interstate commerce to commit a crime of violence against a dating partner. She has pled not guilty and faces a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted.

“Elon Campus Police averted a potentially dangerous situation when they took into custody Alexis Gray, 18, of Holland, Pennsylvania, a student at a Pennsylvania university,” wrote Smith Jackson, the Vice President of Student Life at Elon University, in an email to students at the time of her initial arrest.

Below is part of the 9-1-1 call from Gray’s father, which led to a police apprehension outside of outside of Seelagy’s apartment.

It will be a busy December for Gray as she awaits two trials while on house arrest in Holland, Pa. Her federal trial on these new charges is set for December 9, and the trial for the original charges is set for December 11.

Following the incident last year, Gray was removed from the Penn State directory. Request for information on Gray’s student history from Penn State was not immediately answered over the weekend.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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