Student Accused by Professor of Being an FBI Informant Brought Gun to Class for Presentation

by E Wayne Ross on March 9, 2010

The Oregonian: Confrontation between student and professor at Portland State University raises questions about school security, guns on campus

One afternoon last November, a Portland State University economics student gave a class presentation on what he described as the U.S. military’s flawed reliance on one of its key combat rifles.

As a visual aid, Zachary Bucharest hauled out a duffel bag and withdrew the disassembled parts of a Colt AR-15, a semiautomatic version of the military M-16. For the next 15 or 20 minutes, he kept professor John Hall’s class engrossed as he lectured about the weapon’s inferiority to the foreign-made AK-47.