The University of Maryland student who police say threatened to go on a campus shooting rampage was deemed competent to stand trial Tuesday in Prince George’s County's Mental Health Court, The Washington Times reported.
On March 11, UMd. police traced threatening messages published online to 19-year-old sophomore Alexander Song, an honor society student at Maryland. The messages indicated he would carry out a shooting rampage on campus that week.
Song was sent to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation. He faces eight charges, including misuses of electronic mail, false statement and disturbing the peace. (Check here for a timeline of events.)
Song was calm and composed in court on Tuesday, starkly contrasting others on the mental health docket who were brought into the courtroom, The Times reported.
A follow-up hearing was scheduled for May 15, but it could be months before the case goes to trial, if at all, The Times reported. Read the full story here.