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Student charged with making bomb threat at college

Posted at 7:23 AM, Jul 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-23 03:24:56-04

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - A student has been charged with making a bomb threat at a Tampa Bay area college.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports that 26-year-old Jeremy Jose Rivera walked into the library at Rasmussen College's New Port Richey campus on Friday, repeating the phrase, "You're gonna die." Witnesses said Rivera's bag was noticeably lighter when he left the library.

The Tampa Bay Times ( ) reports that deputies evacuated the school and searched it but found no explosives.

Rivera was arrested. He was being held on $10,500 bail.