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Montgomery College Shooting Threat: Suspect Allegedly Threatens To Shoot Students For Fun

11/12/2012 10:08 pm ET

Police arrested a 19-year-old student Monday afternoon, responding to his alleged threats to "shoot up the campus," of Montgomery College Rockville, according to WJLA, a local ABC affiliate.

Elizabeth Homan, a spokesperson for the college, told NBC Washington that the shooter's intention was to "shoot up the campus for fun." Homan said the man was emotionally disturbed after his relationship disintegrated.

Campus security notified Montgomery police, who took the suspect into custody without incident and found him eating lunch.

Homan said the college elected not to use its alert system while investigating, which is used in "immediate safety risks" such as an active shooter scenario or hostage situation. It would have notified students via mass emails and text messages, according to the Washington Post, which added the student is banned from the school's campus for three years.

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