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Mass. College Student Arrested For Threatening Shooting At Movie Theater

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File photo of the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman killed 12 people during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises." (credit: JONATHAN CASTNER/AFP/GettyImages)

File photo of the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman killed 12 people during a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” (credit: JONATHAN CASTNER/AFP/GettyImages)

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A student at Holy Cross College in Worcester has been charged with making an online threat against a movie theater in Massachusetts.

The Worcester District Attorney’s office says 21-year-old Gregory Hamalian was arrested Friday night. He was ordered held over the weekend on $5,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday in Worcester District Court on charges of making terroristic threats and threatening to commit a crime.

A spokesman for the DA’s office said Hamalian posted messages on social media sites threatening a shooting at an unspecified theater. No other details were released.

A spokeswoman for Holy Cross College said the student, a junior, was placed on interim suspension pending the result of the case and a review by the school.

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