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MSU threat suspect identified

Posted: 1:07 PM, Nov 27, 2015
Updated: 2015-11-27 18:07:24Z

A 23-year-old MSU student has been charged with making a terroristic threat against the School of Packaging.

Sydney Gort is in the Ingham County jail facing two counts of making a terroristic threat. Both charges are felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

One charge is for the threat made against the School of Packaging on Tuesday. The other is for an unidentified threat made on campus in April 2015.

MSU police, aided by the FBI, were able to trace the threat to Gort and she was arrested on Wednesday.

MSU spokesman Jason Cody said this week's threat was "specific and directed toward that building." Out of caution, classes in the Packaging building were moved to other buildings for the day.

Gort is in jail on $250,000 bond. Judge Thomas Boyd also issued an order barring her from the MSU campus.