March 17, 2014
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia University has ordered its musket-toting mascot to stop using his university-issued weapon on hunting trips after an online video showed him killing a black bear.
Jonathan Kimble accompanied more than a dozen friends and family members in the woods of Pendleton County on Monday. In the video, Kimble is shown firing the muzzle-loaded long gun at the bear in a tree.
WVU spokesman John Bolt says officials spoke to Kimble about the incident, but that Kimble broke no laws.
Kimble didn't immediately return a telephone message Friday. But he told the Charleston Daily Mail he'll abide by the school's edict.
The WVU mascot wears buckskin and a coonskin cap and fires the musket -- minus ammunition -- at home athletic events and school-sponsored events.