A handgun was seized Wednesday morning from a North Platte Community College student, after reports the day before that the 19-year-old played with it and pointed it at students.
The suspect, Robert Battreall, was arrested around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday and taken to jail, police spokeswoman Beth Kerr said. He is charged with possession of a firearm on school property, a felony.
There was no gun play involved.
According to the police report, police received an anonymous tip a few minutes after noon on Tuesday about someone with a gun on the north campus at 1101 Halligan Dr.
The tipster said Battreall had played with the firearm in the past, and pointed it at other students, but at the time of the call, the gun was stored in his vehicle.
Police went to the campus Tuesday but did not find Battreall or his vehicle. However, school staff reported the vehicle was at the school at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday and police returned.
A handgun was found in plain sight in the vehicle and seized, Kerr said.
Battreall was charged and taken to the Lincoln County jail.
Possession of a firearm on school property is a class IV felony, punishable by up to two years imprisonment.