Student charged after Snapchat threat


Prosecutors have charged a 24-year-old SVSU student in connection with a threat posted on Snapchat.

A non-student on Oct. 4 notified University Police about the threat, which was in relation to SVSU.

University Police investigated the post and ultimately identified the author as a female student.

Police determined that the threat was not credible, said Director of Media & Community Relations J.J. Boehm.

The Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday, Oct. 17, charged the woman with making a false report or threat of terrorism. The charge is a felony that carries a maximum possible penalty of 20 years in prison.

University Police on Wednesday, Oct. 18, arrested the woman, who subsequently posted a $7,500 or 10 percent bond.

The Valley Vanguard is withholding the name of the suspect until she appears for arraignment.