Police: Curry College Student Had Gun, Variety of Drugs in Dorm

Safety officers discovered a firearm, ammunition and drugs in the dorm of a Massachusetts college student Friday, officials announced Saturday.

Darius Boodoosingh, 18, was arrested after the discovery at Curry College in Milton. Campus police responded to his dorm following the report of a theft.

In addition to finding a gun, police say they found a variety of different drugs Boodoosingh intended to sell.

"It's terrifying, really," said junior Ryan Hathaway. "The gun, especially. Drugs - I mean, drugs are going to be on a college campus, but I mean, this kid had a gun."

Boodoosingh faces charges of firearm and ammunition possession and carrying a firearm on school grounds. He also faces one count each of possession of Class C, D and E substances with intent to distribute, as well as three counts of possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute.

School officials say Boodoosingh has been put on interim suspension.

"At this time, no immediate or ongoing threat to our community is deemed present," Frances Jackson, the school's director of communication, said in a statement.

The school says it had emailed students about a rash of thefts on campus and investigators were looking for tips. Information that students
provided brought security to Boodoosingh's dorm.

"That's a great thing," said Hathaway. "It obviously takes a lot of bravery to come forward with something like that when you know that somebody on campus is dangerous."

It was not immediately clear whether Boodoosingh had an attorney. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in the Quincy District Court. 

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