Grand jury indicts teen for WIU bomb threats
Thu, 09 Dec 2010 20:05:02 GMT —
A federal grand jury has returned a nine-count indictment against a former Western Illinois University student for allegedly making bomb threats at the school.
The indictment was handed down Friday in Peoria against 18-year-old Cameron McKoy.
McKoy was arrested Nov. 16 and is in custody.
The indictment alleges McKoy made nine separate telephone bomb threats beginning Oct. 25 through Nov. 11.
The first was allegedly made to a freshman dormitory followed by a series of automated calls.
If convicted, each count carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and fines up to $250,000.
Federal authorities did not immediately indicate whether McKoy, a Chicago resident, has an attorney.