Skip navigation
steberHighPoint.jpg Guilford County Jail
Paul Steber, 19, allegedly threatened to shoot students at High Point University.

College student in North Carolina arrested after being found with guns in his residence hall

Authorities say the 19-year-old student at High Point University was planning to shoot other students.

A stjudent at High Point University in High Point, N.C., was removed from the school's campus this week after being found with two guns in his residence hall room.

WRAL-TV reports that Paul Arnold Steber, 19. of Boston, was being held in lieu of a $2 million bond at the Guilford County Jail. He has been charged with two felony counts of weapons on campus or other educational property and one count of communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property.

Steber has been expelled from the university, according to reports.

"The firearms were confiscated, and the matter was turned over to the High Point Police Department," the university said in a statement. "The owner of the firearms has been removed from campus."

According to court documents, Steber admitted to plotting to shoot fellow university students. Prosecutors say Steber had been watching mass shootings to learn how to carry one out.

Authorities also say Steber was pledging a fraternity and had threatened to kill his roommate if the roommate was allowed to join the group and Steber wasn't.

No injuries were reported at the school, which has an enrollment of about 5,200 students.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.