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Alert for missing Washington College student prompts campus closure

Alert for missing Washington College student prompts campus closure

CHESTERTOWN — Washington College on Maryland's Eastern Shore said it plans to resume classes Tuesday as police search for a student they say is missing and may have retrieved a gun from his parents' home.

The small college was locked down Monday as officials looked for sophomore Jacob Marberger.

The 19-year-old is not suspected of any wrongdoing, but officers with the Cheltenham Township Police Department in Pennsylvania said Marberger's parents told them he was "despondent over recent issues at college." According to police, the parents said he arrived at their home about 3 a.m. Monday while they were sleeping and removed a rifle case. The parents...

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