Charges: Man threatens to 'shoot up' National American University after he couldn't find it

A 20-year-old man has been charged with terroristic threats when he apparently threatened to "shoot up" National American University in Burnsville, Minn. after he couldn't find it.

Aziz Holmes called the school on March 13 around 1:30 p.m. and said he would be there in about 30 minutes "to obtain information about the school," according to charges. At 4:30 p.m., he called again, apparently upset because he couldn't find the school, cursing and yelling at two employees before being transferred to National American University's Director.

Holmes continued cursing over the phone, and when the Director said he'd hang up, Holmes told him he would "come and shoot up the school" if he did so, charges said. Holmes proceeded to tell the Director he would put a bullet in his head, then hung up. The Director closed school early, an unprecedented decision on his part. Officers located Holmes with a callback number and upon arrest, he said he wasn't actually planning to shoot the director, but rather, to beat him up.


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