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Aurora University offering $25,000 reward after bomb threats

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:11 p.m. CDT

AURORA – Aurora University is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identification and apprehension of those responsible for bomb threats emailed to the university Wednesday that led to the cancellation of classes.

"We regard a bomb threat as a very serious criminal matter and intend to seek full redress for the costs and inconvenience incurred," Aurora University President Rebecca Sherrick said in a message posted on AU's website. "To email or phone a threat of this kind is an act of domestic terrorism that all of us as Americans must work together to stop."

Sherrick urged anyone with information to contact AU's Campus Public Safety at 630-844-6140.

Aurora police didn't find anything suspicious after doing a building-to-building search of the campus after the school received more than one bomb threat Wednesday. Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli did not specify how many threats AU received.

Aurora University announced on its Twitter feed Wednesday morning that it had received a bomb threat that it was treating as real.

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