University of Maryland student posts about 'shooting rampage' on Facebook

University of Maryland student posts about 'shooting rampage' on Facebook

The Baltimore Sun reports that a University of Maryland student has threatened a “shooting rampage,” prompting law enforcement authorities to arrest him. At the time of the 19-year-old’s arrest, he was unarmed. He has since been charged with the misdemeanor of disturbing orderly conduct on campus.

This arrest comes on the heels of a Cleveland-area school shooting in February, as well as other incidents involving guns and schools, making people take any threats of violent crime very seriously.

The 19-year-old college student apparently wrote on Facebook that “hopefully I kill enough people to make it to national news,” referring to a shooting rampage that he would perpetrate on the University of Maryland campus in College Park the following day.

One can’t help but wonder whether the student was making a statement about the rash of school shootings. The 19-year-old is reportedly a good student, near the top of his class, and participated in honors programs. Nonetheless, he cannot return to campus at the moment, and his status as a student at the university is definitely in question.

Source: UM student charged with threatening ‘a shooting rampage’

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