Officials arrest student after finding dangerous materials in Hester College room

Chris Wilcox
Staff writer 

Photo provided by Calloway County Jail

Murray State police arrested David M. Wilson, freshman from Florissant, Mo., Jan. 31 at 12:50 p.m. for first-degree wanton endangerment.

Wilson consented to a warranted search of his room at Hester College, Catherine Sivills, assistant vice president of communications, said. According to his arrest report, officials found all the components to make a pipe bomb including a pipe, fuse and black powder mixed with ammonium nitrate. Sivills said the materials were safely removed from campus.

Wilson was lodged in the Calloway County jail and released the following day on bond. Wilson has been banned from University property.

Wilson admitted, after being read his Miranda rights, to detonating at least two other pipe bombs in St. Charles County, Mo.

President Randy Dunn said the University is taking an aggressive stance to deal with Wilson because there has to be a zero tolerance policy for what allegedly took place.