NRA enthusiast who railed against 'illegal aliens' accused of plotting a mass shooting at his campus: report
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On Wednesday, WBZ CBS News reported that a Boston teenager attending college at High Point University in North Carolina has been arrested on suspicion of plotting a mass shooting.


Paul Steber, a freshman, was arrested after campus police became aware he had illegally brought guns and ammunition into his dorm, and notified the authorities. Upon being questioned, Steber revealed he had a plan to shoot up the school. One officer said that he had a "plan and timeline to kill people."

According to WBZ reporter Liam Martin, Steber was an avid fan of the National Rifle Association and told his classmates that he "needed guns to protect [himself] from illegal aliens." One student who attended class with him said, "Basically every single day during class, all he did was look up the NRA, look up guns, politicians. He would look up politicians both Democratic and Republican and just stare at them."

Steber is being charged with having weapons on campus and communicating a threat of mass violence on educational property. He is being held on $2 million bond.

This marks the latest in a series of thwarted mass shooting plots in the wake of the devastating massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. More than 30 people have been arrested in that time period for allegedly targeting schools, churches, and stores.