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Wake Forest's Caparelli dismissed from team for making threat

1/26/2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A Wake Forest reserve running back
has been dismissed from the team after writing on his Facebook page
that he would "blow up campus."

Campus police said 19-year-old Luke Caparelli posted the note on
the social-networking page on Jan. 13. The note was written in
third person and included a threat that Caparelli would have an Uzi
submachine gun "locked and loaded in his bag."

A detective's affidavit made public Thursday said police
apparently didn't find any weapons when they searched Caparelli's
bags and dorm room on Jan. 14.

The affidavit said Caparelli acknowledged writing the statements
but said he wouldn't do anything to harm anyone on campus or hurt
the school.

District Attorney Tom Keith said his office is awaiting reports
from campus police before deciding whether to file any charges.

Caparelli hasn't responded to requests for comment.