“an OU senior studying journalism”
She claimed she was getting messages which included death threats. She failed to mention that the messages were from herself.
The Post Athens reports:
Ohio University Student Senate member who claimed to have received death threats arrested for making false alarms
Anna Ayers, commissioner of the Ohio University Student Senate Appropriations Commission, was arrested by the OU Police Department on Monday and charged with three counts of making false alarms.
Ayers — an OU senior studying journalism, a member of The Post Publishing Board and a previous Post columnist — reported that she received three threatening messages, two in the Student Senate office and one at her residence. An OUPD investigation found that Ayers placed the messages herself prior to reporting them.
According to a previous Post report, Student Senate held a meeting to address the threats made to Ayers last Wednesday. At that point, Senate leadership believed the reports came from another member of the body.
“We are still processing and encouraging our members to take time to heal and utilize campus support resources right now,” Student Senate President Maddie Sloat said in a statement. “We’re complying with the investigation and OUPD. We hope Anna receives the help that she needs.”
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