WVU student arrested after allegedly threatening to commit mass shooting

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A West Virginia University student was arrested and charged after police said he threatened to commit a mass shooting.

Zachary Johnson, 21, of Bruceton Mills, was arrested Thursday after making threats during a class at WVU’s Health Sciences Center, according to the WVU Police Department.

Two people contacted police after hearing Johnson make the threats and said they believed he was being serious.

Johnson said, “I honestly just feel like going home and getting my gun and killing everybody,” according to police. A few minutes later, Johnson allegedly said, “I seriously just feel like doing a mass shooting.”

Johnson is charged with threats of terrorist acts.

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