Washington College in Maryland closes campus for gun threat

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Posted: Nov 16, 2015 6:13 PM

CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) — Washington College in Maryland says its shelter in place recommendation will continue throughout the night after a missing student went home to Pennsylvania to get a gun.

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. The school is in Chestertown on the state's Eastern Shore.

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The school said on its website that it plans to resume normal operations Tuesday morning.

The private school on a 112-acre campus was founded in 1782. It has about 1,450 students.