Brian Hamacher

UCF Student Accused of Having Illegally Modified AR-15 on Campus

A University of Central Florida student was arrested after he was found with an illegally modified AR-15 on campus, police said.

Max Chambers, 19, was arrested Tuesday for being in possession of the AR-15 and a bump stock, along with parts that can help convert it into a fully-automatic weapon, WESH reported.

Chambers, a mechanical engineering student at UCF, also had knives that violate campus housing policy and several legally owned firearms that followed university police, according to the report.

UCF Police said Chambers "expressed no direct threat to the university community" and said they learned about the weapons through anonymous tips.

"His disregard for firearms laws was concerning — and ultimately illegal — especially in this day and age," police said in a statement.

Chambers was booked into the Orange County jail, records showed. Attorney information wasn't available.

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