Friday, March 20, 2015

Potential Student Threatens to Shoot Up University Because He Couldn't Locate Admissions Office

Aziz Holmes, 20, is currently behind bars after he threatened to carry out a shooting at National American University in Burnsville, Minnesota on March 12 because he couldn't find campus because employees provided "bad directions." According to the criminal complaint (which you can read, below), at around 1:30pm, Aziz called the school to say he would be there in 30 minutes to learn more information about enrolling. At 4:30pm, he called again to complain he couldn't find the school. He began yell and curse at two female employees, who handed over the phone to the director. But, Aziz cursed him out too and threatened to "shoot up the school if he hung up." Aziz then threatened to "put a bullet in the director’s head," then hung up. According to the complaint, the director, fearing for the safety of himself and others, called police and decided to close the school early. Cops called back the number that the call had come from and spoke with Aziz, who confirmed his name and information. He was soon arrested. During interrogation, Aziz "admitted he had called the school and became angry because they provided bad directions. [He] admitted he had threatened to shoot the director. [Aziz] stated he was not actually planning on shooting the director, but was planning on beating him up." He was charged with making terroristic threats, that could land him prison for up to 5 years. He remains jailed on $100,000 bond.

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