Lockdown Lifted at Benedict Following Threat of Campus Shooting
(Benedict Spokesperson Kymm) Hunter said De’Amontez Anibario Valdez, who is not a student at the school, called the college switchboard just before noon and threatened to “shoot up the campus.”
“We are taking this very seriously,” Hunter said earlier. “We believe he is armed and is dangerous.”
Hunter said that while police are continuing to check cars and limit traffic from entering the campus, students and campus personnel are now able to move about freely. (The State)
Officials believe the threat was made as a result of a relationship dispute between Valdez and another non-student, who is believed to be dating a Benedict student.