Bail Posted for CCP Student Accused in Gun Scare

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    Ryan Fitch, 23, is expected to be arraigned this morning after allegedly waving a gun inside a class room. (Published Thursday, May 29, 2014)

    The student accused of pulling a gun on a classmate at the Community College of Philadelphia Wednesday has been released on bail.

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    NBC10 has obtained exclusive video of the SWAT team inside the Community College of Philadelphia following a gun scare evacuation. (Published Thursday, May 29, 2014)

    Court records show 23-year-old Ryan Fitch was released from police custody Thursday. The CCP student was being held on $250,000 bail after he turned himself in to authorities Wednesday. Official documents indicate 10 percent of the total was posted Thursday.

    Witnesses say Fitch brandished a gun in the West Building on the college's main campus around 11 a.m. Wednesday, triggering a panic that shut down the school and forced students to shelter in place.

    Police charged Fitch with bringing a weapon on school property, terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

    According to other students who were in the chemistry class, Fitch stormed into the room, accused another student of ratting on him to security and then pulled out the gun.

    No shots were fired and no one was injured.

    Police say Fitch threatened the other student due to an argument involving his girlfriend, though they did not go into further detail. Police also say that Fitch had a license to carry.

    The first hearing in the case has been set for June 13.