TALLAHASSEE, Fl. - On January 27, 2011, the FSU Police Department received an anonymous letter indicating a resident at Alumni Village a Florida State University housing facility, was in possession of firearms in violation of Florida law on university property. Officers responded to Building 172 and made contact with resident William Zimmermann, 29, a graduate student.
Officers advised the reason for their visit and after receiving consent to search the premises, officers discovered an AK-47 assault rifle and a high-powered rifle with a scope in addition to approximately 460 rounds of ammunition.
Zimmerman was subsequently arrested and transported to the Leon County Jail, where he was booked on a felony charge of possession of a firearm on school property. Follow up investigation by the FSUPD has not revealed any motivations by Zimmermann for possession of the weapons. Zimmermann remains in custody at the jail.