Armed Student Missing, Washington College Classes Cancelled

The Washington College, Chestertown remains closed after the Thanksgiving break after an armed student is found missing. The Shelia Blair, the college president, informed in a statement that the college will cancel classes till Thanksgiving Break. The classes will recommence on November 30, and she informed in session with the law enforcement. The campus will be open on November 29. The FBI has been involved in the search operation to hunt for Jacob Marberger informed The Washington Post. Marberger recovered a gun and rifle at his parent’s place in Philadelphia suburbs as per reports in The Baltimore Sun.

Marberger has criminal charges on him for allegedly pointing pistol on classmates last month. He is not to be seen since Monday. Blair informed the Baltimore Sun that is seems like a troubled man. In her note, Sheila made it clear that the Washington College has been facing some difficulties over the past weeks and in this connect the classes have been canceled and will resume on November 30. The students can return to the campus on November 29 (Sunday). Sheila furthered that despite the classes being canceled it is important to stay alert for email communications from respective professors on the instructions on the progress of their courses.

Residential students have left for their home or stay at the Chestertown community and campus. She also thanked the dwellers of Chestertown for being kind enough to open the gates to the students who found refuge in their homes. The updates will be available regularly for students in the classes, the president ended.