A Kennesaw State University student was arrested on campus Wednesday after he was found with a loaded gun and appeared to be mentally unstable, Channel 2 Action News reported.
The university alerted students and university personnel of the incident the following day. But the campuswide email did not mention the student’s threatening comments made to arresting university police officers and to the school’s psychologist, the news station reported.
The student allegedly said he wanted to shoot people and told police he was Jesus and was “known to stack bodies,” according to an arrest warrant obtained by Channel 2.
He was found by police sitting outside the campus dining hall with a gun in his backpack after his mother requested a welfare check. The student did not have a license to carry the weapon, the news station reported.
According to the warrant, his mother told police the student is bipolar and was not taking his medication at the time.
“You always think that’s not going to happen to my school, but there’s always a possibility it could," student Brendan Montgomery told Channel 2.
Initially, KSU officials said in the campuswide alert that police had no evidence the student “made any threats toward specific individuals or the community in general.”
The student is being mentally evaluated before he is expected to be booked on criminal charges, the news station reported.
"At the time of the notification to the campus community on Thursday, there was no indication of an ongoing threat to campus,” a spokeswoman for the university said in a statement to Channel 2 . “Statements made by the student at the time he was questioned by University officials contributed to the recommendation to have the student evaluated."