Police arrest North Carolina college student after he allegedly threatened campus shooting

Police arrested a student at North Carolina's High Point University on Tuesday after he was found with firearms and ammunition on campus and allegedly planned to "shoot up the school."

Authorities arrested freshman Paul Arnold Steber, 19, after university security officers found two firearms and ammunition in his dorm room, the High Point Police Department wrote in a campuswide statement that was circulated Wednesday. A classmate had reported Steber to police.

He was charged with two felony counts of possessing weapons on educational property and one felony count of communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property.

Court documents allege that Steber had plotted to "shoot up the school" and had a "plan and timeline to kill people," CBS Boston reported, citing court documents. 

Officers responded to the dorm and brought Steber in for questioning. During the investigation, detectives found “probable cause” to charge him, the statement read.

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In court on Wednesday, a district attorney alleged that Steber had been planning a shooting since last December, according to WGHP Channel 8, by researching and watching videos about mass shootings.

Steber, who is from Boston, was confined to a local jail under a $2 million bond for two felony counts of possessing weapons on campus as well as a $1 million bond for one count of communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property.

There are no indications of other threats at the university, whose fall semester began Aug. 20.