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Montgomery College student arrested after threats

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A Montgomery College student is in police custody after saying he felt like "shooting people just for fun" on the Rockville campus Monday afternoon.

School officials say the student had recently gone through a break up and made the threatening comment to several witnesses.

Some of those witnesses immediately reported the threat to campus security.

Montgomery College's Director of Communications, Elizabeth Homan, says campus security began to try to identify the student and notified Rockville Police.

The two agencies swarmed the campus looking for the student.

About 45 minutes after the threat was made, Homan says the student was found eating lunch outside.

No weapon was found.

Homan says the campus was not placed on lock down nor were any alerts issued.

She says the threat didn't rise to that level.

"We send out alerts or we lock down a campus when there is an immediate physical risk or harm and it was a verbal threat," Homan says, "There was no weapons seen on the individual or seen in the vicinity. there was no indication of plans."

Rockville Police will decide on Tuesday if the student will face criminal charges.

School officials say police have issued the student a "letter of trespass" which prevents him from coming on campus for 3 years, without the college's permission.

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