Ex-student who sparked campus lockdown won't face charges
JACKSON - Authorities won't seek criminal charges against a former Mississippi State University student who sparked a campus lockdown last Thursday.
Mississippi State University officials previously said they'd file misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges against Phu-Qui Cong "Bill" Nguyen of Madison.
However, Oktibbeha County Prosecutor Haley Brown says that after meeting with university police, the agency won't file charges because of "lack of evidence."
School spokesman Sid Salter says the freshman withdrew from the university and campus police officers took him to a medical facility in Jackson. He says Brown decided against charges, not university police.
Army recruiters speaking to Nguyen by phone called the school, reporting he was suicidal. The Mississippi Highway Patrol told the university he was also threatening to kill others.
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