Student charged, rifle found in UNC dorm following social media posting

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CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 04: A general view of the Bell Tower on the campus of the North Carolina Tar Heels before their game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Kenan Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student was arrested for possessing a rifle that was seen on a social media posting, the school said Monday.

The incident happened Sunday after UNC campus police received an anonymous tip from “someone who had seen the weapon on social media,” according to a news release from UNC police.

The suspect, identified as Caleb Randall Axce, 20, of Charlotte was living in Koury Residence Hall on campus, a UNC police report said.

“UNC Police responded immediately and took the suspect into custody,” the news release said.

Police said they also removed the gun from campus.

The suspect is now banned from the campus. Axce was charged with gun on educational property and released on a written promise to appear in court, the report said.

The investigation into the matter is still underway, according to police. However, the arrest report indicated the case is closed.

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