Washington College Closed Through Thanksgiving as Search Continues

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washcollAs the search for a missing student continues, Washington College students won’t be able to get on campus for the next week-and-a-half. Officials decided to close their campus through Thanksgiving break.

“Following the difficult events of the past few days, Washington College will be canceling classes this week and the week of Thanksgiving Break. Based on our continuing consultations with law enforcement, we anticipate that classes will resume on Monday, November 30th,” a message from University President Shelia Bair said.

The campus has been closed since Monday, and students were evacuated Tuesday.

Authorities are searching for Jacob Marberger, a sophomore who hasn’t been seen since leaving his Pennsylvania home with a gun over the weekend. Police issued an arrest warrant for Marberger on gun charges. He allegedly showed a gun to classmates on Oct. 9, leading police to investigate. Marberger later returned to campus, but resigned from his fraternity and the school’s Student Government Association. He left campus Sunday night, returning home to the Philly suburbs. Marberger’s parents believe he was armed when he left the home.

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