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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014
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Man attending UT accused of sending threatening texts


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MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - A 19-year-old man attending the University of Tampa was charged with sending threatening text messages to employees at a New Jersey College.

The Burlington County Prosecutor's office says Jared P. Eversmeyer, of Mount Holley, N.J., was charged Thursday with six counts of making terroristic threats.

Authorities said that between April 23 and 28, Eversmeyer sent text messages to six employees of Burlington County College's aquatic center warning them they had been targeted, should quit their jobs and that the sender had their names and addresses.

The threats lead to a partial closure and search of the school's Pemberton Township campus.

The texts were traced to an IP address at the University of Tampa, where Eversmeyer was a student.

Eversmeyer surrendered Thursday and was released after posting bail.

It was not clear if he has an attorney.

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