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UMary Lockdown is Over, Student in Custody

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Police have taken University of Mary student Patrick Casas, 20, into custody after the school went into lockdown because of an online threat this afternoon. The Burleigh County Sheriff's Department and school administrators put the campus on lockdown after they say Casas posted a threat on Facebook referencing the Virginia Tech shootings and said he would make that look like a game of paintball.

Deputies from the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department responded to the University, and searched the campus for Casas, but could not find him. They found him later in Bismarck and took him into custody.

He faces one count of terrorizing.

"The University has an alert system that alerted us through text messages and e-mails and gave us updates throughout the whole process," says student Michael Wagner.

The lockdown was lifted at around 3:30 p.m., and students were allowed to leave campus.

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