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A 19-year-old former Western Illinois University student has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for making bomb threats against the school.

Federal prosecutors say Cameron McKoy was sentenced Friday for the hoaxes against residence halls on the Macomb campus. McKoy has been in custody since he was arrested in November. A grand jury indicted McKoy in December and he pleaded guilty in April.

Prosecutors say McKoy made nine threats in October and November 2010. The first was allegedly made to the freshman dormitory Tanner Hall followed by a series of automated calls.

McKoy faced up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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