More Charges Filed Against University of Maryland Student

Alexander Song was arrested last month after he threatened to go on a shooting rampage online

By Natalie Lopez
|  Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012  |  Updated 10:21 AM EDT
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UMD Student Accused of Shooting Threat

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UMD Student Accused of Shooting Threat

Students are on edge after an online threat to carry out a massacre on campus of the University of Maryland. News4's Pat Collins reports.
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More charges have been filed against the University of Maryland College Park student who allegedly made online threats of a rampage earlier this month.

Alexander Song,19, was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday and arrested. Police charged him with disturbing the orderly conduct of the activities, administration or classes of UMCP, a misdemeanor.

In addition to the original charges, the Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County filed more charges including misuse of email, making a false statement, making a false statement to a public official, misuse of telephone facilities and equipment, and disturbing the peace.

Alexander Song, 19, allegedly wrote, “I will be on a shooting rampage tomorrow on campus... hopefully I kill enough people to make it to national news... stay away from the mall tomorrow at 1:30.”

He was arrested the following day, and was shaking and crying when he was taken into custody, authorities said.

Police said Song was unarmed at the time of his arrest. Police did not find weapons in his dorm room or his parents' home.

The threatening post was on Reddit.com and was spotted by a former UMD student, who tipped off campus police.

Two people also anonymously reported threatening posts during chats with Song on Omegle.com.

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