A UC Irvine student pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a
charge of carrying a loaded gun on campus.
Manas Moole Reddy, 28, was standing near a tree just north of Steinhaus
Hall Service Road on the UCI campus about 3 p.m. Monday carrying a shoulder bag
with his hand in it allegedly clutching a revolver when a student walking by
noticed the gun in his open bag and called the university's police, according
to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
Reddy was charged Wednesday with possessing a loaded gun on a college
campus, unlawful possession of a gun and possession of ammunition by a
prohibited person, all felonies.
If convicted at trial, Reddy could face up to four years in prison.