Washington College closing campus for gun threat
Chestertown, Md. — Washington College in Maryland says it is suspending classes after a missing student went home to Pennsylvania to get a gun.
The school in Chestertown on the state’s Eastern Shore is urging people on campus to shelter in place Monday morning. The school also is warning faculty and staff not to report to work.
College spokesman Michael O’Connor says the parents of a sophomore notified the school early Monday that the student returned home outside Philadelphia and retrieved a firearm.
The college says Chestertown police currently consider the student a missing person, last seen driving a green Range Rover.
Students in three residence halls have been moved to facilitate a search of those buildings.
The private school on a 112-acre campus was founded in 1782. It has about 1,450 students.