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Herkimer College student charged with making a terroristic threat

20-year-old Coody Kane of Queens (Photo provided by the Herkimer Police Department)

A Herkimer College student is facing a felony charge after she allegedly posted on social media that the college would be “bombed,” according to the Herkimer Police Department.

Posted: Mar. 23, 2018 1:09 PM
Updated: Mar. 23, 2018 1:10 PM

HERKIMER – A Herkimer College student is facing a felony charge after she allegedly posted on social media that the college would be “bombed,” according to the Herkimer Police Department.

Coody Kane, 20, of Queens, is charged with felony making a terroristic threat.

Police say at approximately 8:35 a.m. Friday, Herkimer College Campus Safety was notified about a social media post claiming Herkimer College was going to be “bombed.” Police say within minutes, Campus Safety identified the student who made the threat and responded to her on-campus apartment.

Police say after speaking with Kane and searching her apartment, it was determined there was no immediate threat to the college or its students. Kane was transported to the Herkimer police station for additional interviews, then arraigned and sent to the Herkimer County Jail on $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond.

The Mohawk Valley Crime Analysis Center helped secure social media evidence, and Herkimer police assisted Campus Safety with the investigation and on-campus interviews.

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