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|BREAKING NEWS: Arrest Made in WIU Bomb Threats
|Disorderly Conduct won't be the only charge a Chicago teenager faces for allegedly phoning the first of six bomb threats in several weeks' time on the campus of Western Illinois University.
The F.B.I. in Springfield says 18 year old Cameron McKoy was arrested Tuesday in Chicago by federal agents along with the Western Illinois University police force.
University and F.B.I. said during a news conference the federal complaint charges McKoy with making a bomb threat via telephone to Tanner Hall on October 25th.
That threat sent students out of their dorms for around five hours while an investigation commenced.
McKoy was arrested and charged in McDonough County only with a felony charge of Disorderly Conduct, and was released from custody after posting bond last month.
McKoy, a freshman at WIU, also was kicked off campus.
Though he has not formally been charged, authorities also believe McKoy was behind the subsequent threats made to Tanner Hall on November 4th, 5th, 9th and 11th. All those threats were phoned in by an online automated phone service.
After tracing records with the service and the Internet IP addresses used for the messages, police were led back to McKoy. He is also believed to have created a Facebook profile page called "WIU HACKER," which was also traced back to the same Internet IP address.
Investigations are continuing to threats made this month at Higgins Hall. Those threats were found on notes inside the building and a $10,000 reward was issued for information leading to the arrest of whoever made those threats.
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