The district attorney said Steber planned to rush a fraternity with his roommate and didn’t care which one. He allegedly told police if he and his roommate didn’t get into one, he was going to kill his roommate and himself. The teenager allegedly told investigators he came to High Point University because he wanted to be in North Carolina where it was easier to get a gun. Steber has since been expelled from HPU. Steber’s father came to court on Aug. 28 and was visibly upset listening to everything his son is accused of.
“He had been thinking about this since last Dec. He was not going to be an outcast any longer.” – the DA quotes during the police interview @myfox8— Hayley Fixler (@HayleyFixlerTV) August 28, 2019
The DA says he should not be released but if he was, they want him to get a mental health evaluation @myfox8— Hayley Fixler (@HayleyFixlerTV) August 28, 2019
“His father is concerned about his son and we would like to see him moved to a more therapeutic environment”- Steber’s lawyer. They want to bring him back to Boston @myfox8— Hayley Fixler (@HayleyFixlerTV) August 28, 2019
Students reported the weapons and HPU security confiscated the firearms as well as ammunition and turned matters over to High Point police. Steber was in possession of a Star Super Modelo 9mm and a Brownson, Slucom, and Hopkins percussion shotgun. He was living in the UC Wanek freshman housing.
The defense attorney wants a full forensic evaluation @myfox8— Hayley Fixler (@HayleyFixlerTV) August 28, 2019