$8K reward pledged in Ohio State chat room threats

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Crime stopper groups are joining Ohio State University to offer an $8,000 reward for information about a series of threats on a chat site that referenced potential violence on campus.

Campus police announced earlier this month they had information regarding a potential shooting or another act of violence at the school’s Columbus campus.

The announcements on April 3 and April 7 mentioned violence could happen at a “cafeteria” or other areas on campus that weren’t specified.

Police said they took the threats seriously and added extra police and security officers on campus patrolling at or near dining facilities.

Ohio State pledged $5,000, Central Ohio Crime Stoppers pledged $2,000 and Campus Crime Stoppers pledged $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the people responsible for the threat.

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