University to offer $10,000 reward for information leading to conviction of bomb threat perpetrator

By Hannah Lazar, Chattanooga, TN—University officials announced Wednesday they would be offering a $10,000 reward that leads to the “arrest and conviction”

Photo by Mary Gower
Show me the money: Scott Arick, a Chattanooga sophomore, notices the $10,000 reward poster for information leading to an arrest.

of a person involved in six bomb threats to the University since October.

A campus-wide email from Interim Chancellor Grady Bogue explained that the pepetration of these threats can lead to up to 10 years in prison or a $250,000 fine.

Officials have a surveillance photo of a possible suspect who may have made one of the calls, and are encouraging anyone with information about this suspect to come forward, according to a WRCB article.

According to the email from Bogue, University officials are working with Crime Stoppers, the Chattanooga Fire and Arson Investigation Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Division of Homeland Security to apprehend a suspect.

“As a chancellor, this is not something I take lightly,” Bogue said in the email.

 

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