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Missouri State Locks Down Building After Threat

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Missouri State University locks down a campus building after a professor received a threatening e-mail from a student.

No weapons or explosives were found and authorities reopened the building less than an hour later.

Springfield police said 30-year-old Christopher Suttles was arrested on suspicion of making a terroristic threat. A language professor who received the e-mail alerted university security and Springfield police.

Craig Hall -- home to the College of Arts and Letters -- was locked down for about 45 minutes while police and campus security searched for possible explosives or other threats. Nothing was found and classes resumed.

Missouri State President Michael Nietzel said the threat was a possible ripple effect of this week's shooting massacre at Virginia Tech.

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