Police Find Dead Body, Explosives, Guns Inside Florida College Dorm Room
On Wednesday morning, authorities found the body of a University of Central Florida student inside a dorm room, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A campus spokeswoman said that there were also improvised explosive devices and additional weapons in the room.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad is inspecting the explosives, as are technicians from the FBI. The dorm, which housed 500 students, was evacuated. The situation now seems secure, and classes will resume at noon on campus.
“We don’t believe there is any imminent threat to the campus,” said UCF spokesman Grant Heston.
Very early Monday, at about 12:20 a.m., campus police came to the dorm in response to a fire alarm. While they were on the way, someone called 911 about a man with a gun at the dorm. When the officers arrived, the man was already dead.