Arrest in threats against Ore. community college

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Marion County sheriff's officers say they've arrested a Chemeketa (sha-MEK-ah-tuh) Community College student in connection with two of the recent threats against the Salem, Ore., school.

Sheriff's spokesman Don Thomson says 27-year-old Danielle Sylvia of Salem told detectives she faced nursing tests on Feb. 13 and Feb. 27. Thomson says the young woman acknowledged making those hoax calls. One said there would be a shooting, the other was a bomb threat. Sylvia denied any involvement with a March 1 bomb threat that prompted evacuation of four of the school's campuses.

Phone records led detectives to Sylvia, who was arrested Wednesday.

She was booked into the Marion County Jail for investigation of two counts of disorderly conduct and five counts of menacing -- all misdemeanors. Bail was set at $35,000. A court appearance is scheduled Thursday.

The investigation continues and nerves are on edge.

Earlier Wednesday, deputies evacuated several buildings after a staffer reported that a cardboard box left outside an office looked suspicious. It contained books.