Washington College to remain closed through Thanksgiving while student sought

By Christine Boynton, WBFF

CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- (WBFF) -- Washington College will remain closed through Thanksgiving Break as the search for sophomore Jacob Marberger continues.

The school first closed its campus around 7:30 a.m. Monday after being notified by Marberger's parents that he had returned home and retrieved a firearm. Initially officials planned to re-open the campus on Tuesday.

A warrant has been issued for Marberger's arrest.

On Tuesday college officials said a "high intensity search" was being conducted for Marberger by state and federal law enforcement. All students were asked to return to their residence halls. Faculty and staff were asked to remain in their offices until further notice.

Washington College in Chestertown, Md. was closed Monday after a reported gun threat on campus.

"We received notification early this morning from the parents of sophomore Jacob Marberger that he had returned home and retrieved a firearm," a release from college officials states. "The parents have not been able to reach him and do not know where he is or where he is headed."

In a statement released Wednesday, Washington College President Sheila C. Bair said the campus was scheduled to re-open on Sunday, November 29, with classes resuming on Monday, November 30.

Marberger is 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with light skin and brown curly hair, and was last seen driving a 1997 dark green Land Rover with Pennsylvania tag beginning with "JWY".

Anyone who has contact with Jacob should contact law enforcement immediately by reaching out to Public Safety at (410) 778-7810.

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