Merced College Student Arrested for Making Terroristic Threats

MERCED, California - A Merced College student was arrested over the weekend for making terroristic threats.

Officials with the college say a series of credible threats were posted on social media, that posed as a safety concern to the campus. 

The student, Freddy Matzuy, was arrested by the Merced Police Department and charged with making terroristic threats. We're told Matzuy is a military veteran. Police say school disciplinary action caused him to get angry. They say he vented to a veteran support group forum on Facebook threatening to hurt staff members of school administration.

Classes and events were held as usual on Monday. 

“The safety of our students, faculty and the entire Merced community is always our top priority,” said Merced College President, Chris Vitelli. “I want to thank those people who were monitoring social media for being proactive and alerting the authorities. The situation was circumvented because people were paying attention and took action. I appreciate the swift and collaborative efforts of the Merced City PD in appropriately responding to this serious safety concern.”

The college says there are no additional known threats to the campus; they plan on having an increased police presence in light of the situation. 

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