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Ex-student at John Brown accused in explosives threat

20-year-old Timothy Constantin was charged Tuesday in Benton County with criminal acts involving explosives. (Photo courtesy: Benton County jail)

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- A former student at John Brown University has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge involving the use of explosives.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 20-year-old Timothy Constantin was charged Tuesday in Benton County with criminal acts involving explosives. He was released on a $75,000 bond.

Siloam Springs police allege they received a call in November about a suicidal person making comments about committing a mass shooting or bombing.

A probable cause affidavit shows police and university officers went to Constantin's dorm room and found firearms and ammunition. They also allegedly found a note revealing he wanted to commit mass violence because of his hatred for society.

The affidavit says Constantin later told authorities he would use explosives if he wanted to commit a mass killing.

University officials say Constantin isn't currently enrolled in classes.

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