ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Law enforcement authorities determined that a student sent an email containing “an alarming threat” to other students Monday evening, according to an email notice from the St. Bonaventure University Office of Student Affairs.

“A limited number of students on a residence hall floor received a disturbing email earlier this evening from a fellow student,” the notice said.

The student who sent the email lives in Robinson Hall, two university students said Monday evening.

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According to the notice issued by the university, students informed student life staff and campus security officers, who contacted area law enforcement to investigate.

“Law enforcement spoke to the student who sent the email and determined it was an alarming threat; the student characterized the email as a hoax,” the notice said.

The incident occurred three days after Olean police arrested a 15-year boy in connection with the threats made to Olean High School students through Facebook and other social media sites.

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