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Copycat or Hoax?

By Tim State in News on Feb 17, 2008 2:55PM

UIC Campus at night by Elliot et Zach.

UIC officials have arrested a 24-year-old student after she allegedly sent out e-mails threatening violence on the West Loop Campus. The e-mail apparently went out Friday afternoon, and an eventual recipient was a senior administrator who reported the e-mail to police. According to a university spokesperson, the e-mail threatened violence in the spring.

Chicago policed assisted UIC officials in the investigation. It’s not clear how many people received the message. A campus-wide e-mail alert was sent out Friday night to inform the community of the anonymous threat, and campus security was increased Friday and Saturday in light of the threat and events at NIU.

The student is enrolled as a senior and lives in Wheaton. She was arrested yesterday and charged with disorderly conduct. Good luck to her in finding a job once she graduates. [Trib, S-T]