ZANESVILLE — A Muskingum University student accused of threatening to bring a weapon onto campus was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail after pleading “no contest” to a pair of misdemeanors.
Malcolm M. Turner, 19, Chillicothe, was also fined $600 Tuesday when he was sentenced in the Muskingum County Court on convictions for aggravated menacing and underage consumption.
Judge Eric Martin ordered Turner to complete a Six County, Inc. program as part of his sentence.
Turner was reportedly involved in an altercation at 3 a.m. on March 27 involving a knife, after which he threatened to return to the campus with a weapon.
Turner fled the scene of the altercation after making the threat.
Muskingum University officials issued an alert to students warning them of the threat. The alert was canceled when Turner was arrested.
Turner was also banned from the New Concord campus.
Turner faced a maximum of six months in jail on the charges.