Nothing good comes Phenix City, I'm tellin you.
CSU Student Arrested For Making Terroristic Threats
Columbus State University Police found more than they bargained for inside the truck of 45 year old Lawrence Price. Campus police confiscated two rifles, a shotgun, a small handgun, a compound bow, an axe, an antique saw, three bottles of alcohol and plenty of ammnition. C.S.U police chief Rus Drew says todays arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation into bomb threats against CSU.
Even though they've nabbed who "they say" made the threats, the investigation continues. "We're working with Phenix City Police and A.T.F. His residence is actually in Phenix City, and we're working with them as well as the Russell County Sheriff Department and the Columbus Police Deptartment to make sure that we did not miss any pieces,"says Columbus State University Police Chief Rus Drew.
Pieces that if unlooked, could have ended differently. "I just think that it's a credit to our department for staying with this idea of a bomb threat that many may have disregarded, and making an arrest that turned out to be really, really really significant,"says Director of Public Relations, John Lester.
CSU Freshman, Becca Schwam says,"They're doing a good job because nothing happened they caught it before anything could happen, so I'm grateful for that." As for Price, he's been suspended from CSU and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. Police couldn't tell us why Price made the threats and what he planned to do with the weapons.
The news came as a shock to many of the students. "That's just so unreal to me, and to find out that it's right here on our campus, that's just like man, that's too close to home,"says CSU senior, Edward Senior V.
Campus police say two bomb threats were made against the University twice in the last two weeks. Investigators say the location where the phone calls were made led them to Price.
Price was a Biology major at Columbus State University