Six bomb threats disrupt campus.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP/WBBM) - Officials at Western Illinois University hope some cash will help catch the person or persons responsible for half a dozen bomb threats in recent weeks.
The bomb threats began on Oct. 25. Police arrested an 18-year-old Chicagoan after the first incident. He is awaiting trial on a felony disorderly conduct charge and has been banned from the WIU campus.
After that first threat came five more.
Anyone with information leading to an arrest is now eligible for up to $10,000 through Western’s “Stop the Threat” fund. University administrators, Macomb residents and others have donated to the fund.
WIUM Radio in Macomb reports that the sixth bomb threat was found on a handwritten note in the Higgins Hall dormitory late Thursday. Police swept the building, and students were allowed back in shortly after midnight.
More information at the WIU website.
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