A 911 call reporting a man with a gun threatening students shut down Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville early this morning.
At about 4:30 a.m. a man claiming to have a gun near Napier Hall was intimidating students, said Judy Bailey, college spokeswoman.
Holden Ferner, 20, who is not a student at the college, was arrested at about 5:30 a.m. and taken into custody, Bailey said.
Ferner is charged with making terroristic threats and underage possession of alcohol but no weapon was recovered, Bailey said.
The college sent out text messages and recorded phone messages telling students to stay behind locked doors and another message was sent after Ferner's arrest.
Milledgeville police assisted campus police officers in the incident.
Not many students were confronted by the gunman due to the lateness of the hour, Bailey said.
"We're just really happy our system worked," she said. "The campus is clear and classes will take place as usual."