Close One: Planned Campus Shooting at High Point University Foiled

HIGH POINT – A student scorned after not getting into a fraternity at High Point University planned to kill his roommate and others, police say. The 19 year old was found with two guns and ammunition, which reported by other students as being in his possession. He admitted to authorities that he had “a plan and a timeline to kill people.”

From CBS17:

“Paul Steber, 19, of Boston, Massachusetts, admitted to officers he was planning a school shooting, documents state. Steber was found with two guns and ammunition in his dorm room and had a “plan and timeline to kill people,” police say.

High Point University says several students reported to HPU staff that Steber had guns in his possession. Steber was removed from campus and the guns were turned over to the High Point Police Department.

Steber made his first appearance Wednesday afternoon.

New information from Steber’s first court hearing:

    • Steber purchased the guns over the weekend.
    • Steber had been thinking about the shooting since last Christmas.
    • Steber wanted to rush a fraternity but didn’t get in, but his roommate did.
    • He researched the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting, and planned to kill his roommate and himself. […]”

God bless the people that said something, likely helping avoid a tragic loss of life in the process. Learn more about the foiled shooting here.

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