Police are bringing new charges against a Kennesaw State University student arrested for carrying a loaded gun on campus who allegedly said he was “known to stack bodies.”
Kenneth Alvin Glover was involuntarily committed for mental evaluation after his Aug. 29 encounter with police and a subsequent conversation with a university counselor, KSU police said Thursday.
His mother had requested a wellness check. Police located him outside the university dining hall.
Realizing Glover was mentally unstable, KSU officers called in a counselor and continued to monitor the situation.
“During the interaction with the counselor, Glover made comments that led to the counselor's decision to commit him for evaluation,” police said in a statement posted to the university’s website and social media pages. “The KSUPD placed Glover in custody and as they prepared to transfer him, a handgun was discovered in his backpack.”
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Glover, who police said was not licensed to carry a gun, was initially charged with possession of a firearm in a school zone. A second arrest warrant was issued after Glover posted a video on social media of his interaction with the counselor on Aug. 29, according to police.
He is now facing four additional felony charges — three counts of terroristic threats and one count of aggravated assault.
“In the video, provided to police on Sept. 4, Glover made threatening comments about several individuals and these statements serve as the basis for the new charges,” police said.
Students expressed some concern that they were not notified of the incident until the day after Glover’s arrest, and the campuswide email did not address the threatening statements, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Initially, KSU officials said in the email that police had no evidence Glover “made any threats toward specific individuals or the community in general.”
Glover allegedly said he wanted to shoot people and told arresting officers he was Jesus. He told them he was “known to stack bodies,” according to an arrest warrant obtained by Channel 2.
Campus police said Thursday they will now post crime alerts to the university’s website and to the police department’s Facebook page “in an effort to provide the campus community with updated information on this and other alerts.”
Glover is expected to be jailed once he is released from medical care.
"We are thankful to the student's mother for remaining vigilant,” police Chief Edward Stephens said in a statement. “Her efforts were instrumental in our ability to act quickly and work to keep both the campus community and her son, safe.”
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