HARRIETSTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) — Security and New York State Police forces worked together on Monday to evaluate a threat made on social media that led to the arrest of a student a day later.
Police say they began investigating the threat by a Paul Smith’s College student at about 9 p.m. after students reported it to the college’s security department. After the investigation, they arrested 21-year-old Ryan Bell, a Vermont man who attended the New York college.
Officers charged him with felony making a terroristic threat after connecting him to a message on a social media site threatening other members of the college community.
Police committed him to jail on $10,000 bail or $20,000 bond after his arraignment. A judge issued an order of protection against Bell coming in contact with members of the college campus.
He’ll return to court at a later date.