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CrimeJudge orders High Point University student who plotted to 'shoot up' school to be involuntarily committed

01:50  10 september  2019
01:50  10 september  2019 Source:   wxii12.com

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A judge has ordered 19-year-old Paul Steber, the High Point University student who is accused of plotting to "shoot up" the school, to be involuntarily committed to one of the state's three psychiatric hospitals on Monday.

Judge orders High Point University student who plotted to 'shoot up' school to be involuntarily committed© Provided by Hearst Television, Inc. Paul Steber

Paul Steber, a university freshman from Boston, was arrested last month after he told police, who confiscated multiple guns from his dorm room, that he had been planning an attack to "kill people" since December.

Steber was removed from his campus dorm room Aug. 27 after security officials confiscated a 9 mm pistol and a shotgun from him on campus.

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School officials said they were alerted to the situation after students reported Steber was in possession of the firearms.

Campus police said they turned over the weapons to High Point police and took Steber in for questioning.

Steber appeared for a court hearing Monday via video conferencing.

Guilford County Judge Marcus Shields ordered the teen to be involuntarily committed to Central Regional Hospital in Butner. It is not clear how long he will be treated at the hospital.

Shields reduced Steber's bond to $250,000 secured. If he is released from the hospital, Steber would have to comply with the following conditions: He could have no internet access and no contact with the witness. He would surrender his passport and agree not to travel outside the U.S., and would not be allowed on any educational property.

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"an involuntary commitment would also have been a high obstacle if not a complete barrier to legally obtaining a He also told another student he had drunk gasoline and was throwing up . Calls had even been The documents show a high school resource officer who was also a sheriff’s deputy and two

A school shooting is an attack at an educational institution, such as a primary school , secondary school , or university , involving the use of firearms.

Steber's next court date is scheduled for Nov. 1.

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