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Ohio State Keeps Open Its Investigation Of Online Threat

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Ohio State students walk through Ohio Union during midday hours Wednesday as police investigate "security threat."
April 3, 2013

Ohio State University officials Wednesday used police K-9 units and outside law enforcement officers in their investigation of an online threat. The university received a tip from the moderator of an online chat room about a possible shooting threat at an OSU cafeteria. Police Chief Paul Denton says the tip sparked an all-out response.

University Police Work: Independent Or Unduly Influenced?

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An Ohio State University police cruiser, Wooster campus
13, 2011

Last week, longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was fired for not reporting alleged sexual assaults to campus police. The case raises questions about where university administrative oversight ends and police work begins.