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Grand jury indicts teen for WIU bomb threats

18-year-old Cameron McKoy / KHQA file photo

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.

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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.

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Online: www.usdoj.gov/usao/ilc/

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