Students arrested for threats, weapons

Students arrested for threats, weapons
February 16, 2008 5:01:35 PM PST
A senior attending the University of Illinois Chicago was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly sending threatening emails.Mahtab Shirani is charged with disorderly conduct.

Officials at UIC say there is no way to determine if there was a genuine threat.

Further downstate, a student who attends Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville has been charged with carrying weapons on campus.

Police say 22-year-old Stephen Vories had two weapons similar to BB guns in his car along with a knife and Taser. They say Vories also brought a Taser to class in January.

Vories was arrested Friday following a tip from someone who allegedly found threats on his Facebook page.