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UPDATE:   Jacob was found Saturday afternoon at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Original Story:  Washington College on 300 Washington Ave., in Chestertown, Maryland has closed indefinitely after the FBI has been unable to find a student who went missing after he took a gun from his home.

Jacob Marburger, 19, from Philadelphia was suspended from school after he brandished an antique .22-caliber handgun reports Fox news.  School officials searched for the gun in Cecil Hall but did not find it.  Tips lead the public safety officials to an off-campus apartment where the gun was found.  Marburger was suspended and then evaluated by a psychiatrist and was allowed to return to school, but he was kicked out of the fraternity, then asked to resign from student government, reports the Baltimore Sun.   On Sunday and Monday, Marburger made “despondent” remarks on social media.  It was discovered he had taken a rifle in a case which may have had a rifle in it from his parents home on Monday, reports The Post.  A cellphone signal from Marburger’s phone pinged near a Cabela’s outdoors store in Hamburg, Pa., according to police in Cheltenham Township in Pennsylvania. Later, the phone was  shut off on Tuesday.  No one has been able to find him and he is considered a missing person by the authorities. 

As the authorities search for Marburger they are worried he will return to the school with the gun, and have closed the school until he is located.  A warrant has been issued for his arrest for the October incident for having a dangerous weapon on school property, possession of a firearm by a minor, handgun possession and possession of a prohibited weapon, said Chief Adrian Baker of the Chestertown Police Department. 

Washington College stated they have not received any threats against the campus.


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