Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri S&T Student Charged with Campus Shooting Threat

Jan 25, 2018

Authorities say a student at the Missouri University of Science and Technology has been charged with threatening to open fire on the Rolla campus with an assault rifle.

The Rolla Daily News reports that Alexander Beetler, of St. James, was charged Wednesday with making a terrorist threat. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

The probable cause statement says Beetler's father told authorities that his son had threatened to kill him and "empty the rest of the clips" on the Missouri S&T campus.

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The Missouri University of Science and Technology has suspended the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity after two students were injured during an event last week at the fraternity house.

The university said in a news release Monday that campus police were notified Sunday and that an investigation is underway. The release offered no details about how the students were hurt or the extent of their injuries.

During the suspension, the fraternity won't be recognized as a student organization and won't have access to the Rolla university's facilities.

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  Engineering students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology are opening their underground chamber of fright next week.