MC Rockville student taken into custody after verbal threat of ‘shooting people just for fun’

A 19-year-old male student was taken into custody by Rockville City police today after stating that he “felt like shooting people just for fun.” The comment came after a relationship break-up, which left the student distraught, according to witnesses.

The college has issued a Letter of Trespass against the student, prohibiting the student from setting foot on campus for the next three years, according to Montgomery College Director of Communication Elizabeth Homan.

Students immediately reported the comments to Rockville campus security around 2 p.m. Rockville police did not find a weapon after searching the student and his car, said Homan.

Police have not yet released the student’s name.