One arrested in connection to gun incident that prompted RAVE alert at Indiana State University


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A possible gun on campus prompted a safety alert at Indiana State University.

Indiana State University Police say a snap chat video was circulated that showed a college aged female student displaying a handgun.

It is thought the background in the video was of a lounge area in Blumberg residence hall.

A check of this area was conducted, but nothing was found.

Later, ISUPD arrested 19-year-old Rayshawnda Smith for possession of a handgun. She appeared in Terre Haute City Court Thursday morning.

ISU Police Chief Joe Newport told News 10 that in addition to criminal charges, Smith will also be referred to the office of Student Conduct and Integrity.

Newport says other suspects are involved.

Anyone with information on this incident should call ISU Police at (812) 237-5555.