Student arrested for making false mass violence threat

Student arrested for making false mass violence threat

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Police have arrested a student accused of falsely reporting mass violence on UNC Charlotte's campus.

Matthew Saavedra was arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Department Tuesday afternoon. Officials say the arrest is for a warrant obtained by UNC Charlotte's Police Department related to his expression of ideations of gun violence on the campus.

Saavedra remains prohibited from coming onto campus.

The university sent a notification to the students and staff addressing their concern for safety and security.

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