Washington College is under lock down after a gun threat was made known to authorities. A sophomore student who has been identified as Jacob Marberger is under investigation as his parents report that he came home to retrieve a firearm and hasn’t been heard from since. The school’s staff was told to stay home and students have been told to stay away from campus. There is no information on Jacob’s location and the school has released this statement:
We received notification early this morning from the parents of sophomore Jacob Marberger that he had returned home and retrieved a firearm. The parents have not been able to reach him and do not know where he is or where is he is headed.
Due to an abundance of caution the college has decided to close campus for the time being and asks all students and staff on campus to shelter in place. Anyone off campus should stay away from campus until further notice.
Public Safety has requested and received support from local law enforcement who are now on campus. A sweep of the parking lots and campus buildings is being conducted.
Updates will be shared as they become available.
If you have any contact with Jacob please notify Public Safety at 410-778-7810.
Stay tuned for more information to come.