A St. James man has been charged with making a terrorist threat after threatening to open fire on the Missouri S&T campus.

On Jan. 21, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the reporting officer was contacted by Rolla Central Communications in reference to an S&T student, Alexander Beetler, making threats to “open fire” on campus using an assault rifle, according to the case’s probable cause statement.

On the same day, the officer contacted the Beetler’s father, who according to the probable cause statement, said Beetler recently “had a physical altercation with his sister in Lamar, MO.” Alexander had allegedly stated, according to his father, that he was going to kill him and “empty the rest of the clips on the Missouri S&T Campus. The father reportedly stated Beetler did in fact possess an AK-47 Rifle and approximately 900 rounds of ammunition.

According to the probable cause statement, the officer contacted Beetler’s sister who told him at approximately 3:30 a.m., she received Facebook messages from Beetler. These messages allegedly noted that Alexander “contemplated expending all six Ak-47 rifle magazines on the S&T campus.” According to the probable cause statement, the sister also stated that Beetler said he “would kill Darrel for his freedom.”

The sister, according to the probable cause statement, stated Beetler showed up to her residence at approximately 11 a.m. on Jan. 21. She reportedly explained she and Beetler were sitting on the couch when he allegedly stood up, slapped her and grabbed her hair. She reportedly stated her husband came from another room and pulled Beetler off of her. In the probable cause statement, the sister states Beetler “has never threatened harm to anyone else but himself.” She told the officer she had reported the incident to the Lamar Police Department.

After talking to the sister, the reporting officer wrote he was contacted by the Lamar Police Department. He was reportedly told the department had screen shots of Facebook Messenger communications between Beetler and his sister. According to the probable cause statement, these messages confirmed Beetler had threatened to open fire on the S&T campus and harm his father

A search warrant was reportedly executed on Jan. 23. Upon a entry, a black Ak-47 style weapon was observed in the room along with “several rounds of ammunition and loaded magazines,” according to the probable cause statement. These items were reportedly seized as weapons.

According to the probable cause statement, the total number of rounds found in the residence equaled approximately 211 rounds in the weapon and magazines, and approximately 687 rounds in boxes. An invoice was also allegedly found, addressed to Beetler for the purchase of 1000 rounds of ammunition and six rifle magazines.

Earlier this year, Beetler was charged in Kansas for discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, according to the probable cause statement.