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U. St. Thomas Student Charged With Allegedly Making Hoax Bomb Threats to School

U. St. Thomas Student Charged With Allegedly Making Hoax Bomb Threats to School

“Prosecutors charged him with making a hoax bomb threat by cellular telephone.”

When someone does something like this, you have to wonder if they realize it’s going to follow them for years.

TwinCities.com reports:

St. Thomas student charged with federal crime for [allegedly] making bomb threats to university

A University of St. Thomas student has been charged with a federal crime for [allegedly] making what authorities called “hoax bomb threats” to the St. Paul school.

Ray Ghansham Persaud, 20, was arrested Tuesday after authorities traced a call he made to St. Thomas from his residence in Blaine, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Minneapolis. Prosecutors charged him with making a hoax bomb threat by cellular telephone.

Persaud [allegedly] first made his threat to the university on April 17, according to the criminal complaint. He [then supposedly] called St. Thomas and said there was a bomb on campus, specifically naming McNeely Hall as the site.

University officials evacuated the campus, including a child care center, as it investigated the call. No bomb was found.

Persaud [purportedly] called St. Thomas again on Aug. 20 with the same threat, only this time saying the bomb was located inside the John Roach Center, which houses classrooms. The school closed the building for the day to investigate and again found no bomb.

Then, on Sept. 17, Persaud [supposedly] called the university a third time, this time reporting bombs inside four campus buildings, including the O’Shaughnessy Science Center, the John Roach Center, the Anderson Student Center and the Facilities and Design Center.

All four buildings were evacuated, and again no bombs were located.

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The Friendly Grizzly | September 25, 2019 at 10:02 am

Someone didn’t study for tests.

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