A Philadelphia man will serve at least two years in state prison for flashing a gun to another student on Stevens College campus last year.
Nathaniel E. Ogburn, then a student at Stevens, recently admitted in Lancaster County Court to showing a gun to a student who was at an on-campus gazebo and telling the student he “needed to” leave.
Ogburn, 22, pleaded guilty to two felony illegal-possession charges and a misdemeanor count of simple assault regarding the Oct. 7, 2014, incident.
Lancaster County Judge Joseph Madenspacher ordered a 2-to-4-year prison sentence.
After the student was told to go inside, he did, and reported the incident to a staff member, who had the building locked down.
Ogburn initially denied flashing the gun. Police found the gun in his dorm room.
During an interview with police, Ogburn left on a bathroom break and tried to swallow two bullets. He told police he thought he’d be in more trouble if he had ammunition, so he tried to swallow them. The bullets were found in a toilet.
Ogburn was prohibited from having a firearm due to a prior juvenile conviction of aggravated assault.
Assistant District Attorney Maria Cusick prosecuted the case.
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