CCSU Suspect Meets With School Officials

By Ari Mason and Debra Bogstie
|  Thursday, Nov 7, 2013  |  Updated 7:10 AM EDT
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CCSU Suspect Meets With School Officials

Two days after prompting a campus-wide lockdown and police search, 21-year-old David Kyem met with CCSU officials.

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Two days after student David Kyem showed up at Central Connecticut State University wearing a disturbing Halloween costume and prompting a campus lockdown, the 21-year-old senior met with the university's director of student conduct.

Kyem's costume, which included a plastic sword and gun, a ballistic vest, dark goggles, a face mask, dark clothing and knee pads, prompted 911 calls reporting a gunman and a school-wide police search. The FBI, SWAT and Department of Homeland Security swarmed the New Britain campus on Monday.

Kyem, the son of a geography professor at CCSU, was arrested and charged with breach of peace, then told to stay away from CCSU until he had met with school officials. He was found back on campus the next day and now faces an additional charge of criminal trespassing.

Kyem finally did meet with school officials Thursday, but the details of that meeting have been kept confidential.

The university said Kyem's academic future is uncertain. He's been temporarily suspended and barred from the campus.

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