NY College Locked Down After Student Threatens to "Columbine the School": Police

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    The College of New Rochelle was locked down briefly Friday afternoon as police investigated a threat by a graduate student who allegedly told a college employee he would "Columbine the school" if his financial bill wasn't resolved, officials say. 

    A spokeswoman for the college said the campus was locked down as a precaution sometime between 1:30 to 2 p.m., and all classes were canceled for the remainder of the day. 

    New Rochelle police say an employee in the school's financial office got a call from a graduate student who was angry over his bill. 

    The student threatened to "Columbine the school" if the bill situation wasn't resolved, according to police.

    Both school officials and police say they know who the student is and are looking for him. They don't believe he's in the area of the campus, which was deemed safe enough for the lockdown to be lifted after 3 p.m. 

    There are 4,200 students enrolled at the College of New Rochelle across its six campuses, according to the school's website. Approximately 200 students live on the main campus. 

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