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October 19, 2014

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UNLV student arrested for possessing explosive components

A UNLV student was arrested earlier this month after police officers said they discovered an eclectic collection of extracurricular goods in his on-campus dorm room including shotgun shells and a police scanner.

According to an incident report, materials UNLV police found in student Jordan Moss's Dayton Complex room Oct. 12 included a hand grenade whose fuse had already been detonated, three boxes of 12 gauge shotgun shells, a roll of green hobby fuse, a one-pound plastic container containing muzzle loading black powder, a gun-cleaning kit, a box of matches, two bags of powdered sulfate and a six-pound bag of Walgreen's Epson salt.

Moss told police the hand grenade was a prop for a film he was helping to make, according to the report.

UNLV spokesman Dave Tonelli said the university has banned Moss from campus grounds and is conducting a disciplinary hearing to determine whether the student will be expelled.

Jose Elique, UNLV's police chief, said Moss was booked at Clark County Detention Center but was released on bail. The Clark County District Attorney is handling the case, Elique said.

Tonelli said UNLV did not notify students or their parents about the arrest because, "there was no imminent danger. At the point this became known to us, the danger was eliminated at the same point in time. So there was no ongoing threat to student safety or the safety of employees."

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