Man gets 16 months in SIU-Carbondale bomb threat

Man gets 16 months in SIU-Carbondale bomb threat

Man gets 16 months in SIU-Carbondale bomb threat

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Posted on February 28, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 28 at 12:19 PM

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- A Chicago man has been ordered to spend a year and four months in federal prison for threatening to bomb Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus and kill 4,000 students and staff.
   
Twenty-three-year-old Maurice Wiggins was sentenced Monday in East St. Louis on a felony charge of making a bomb threat. He pleaded guilty in November.
   
Authorities contend Wiggins was upset about the break-up with his SIU-student girlfriend last August when he made the threat via a message from his cell phone to the 20,000-student university's crime-watch website.
   
Wiggins allegedly said he planned to bomb three dormitories and a student center.
   
Authorities say Wiggins also left a message with campus police, threatening to rape and kill 30 female students.
 

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