A former University of La Verne student was arrested on suspicion of sending a series of threats targeting a student group at the university, which caused classes to be canceled, police announced Monday

Anayeli Dominguez Pena, 25, of Ontario, was charged Friday with criminal threats, perjury, internet/electric impersonation, and filing a false police report. A warrant was issued for her arrest, according to the La Verne Police Department.

Pena is allegedly responsible for a series of threats via email and text to members of a student group affiliated with the University of La Verne, police said.

“The threats escalated to a point where the University of La Verne canceled classes for a day to reset and deal with the threats,” according to police.

Pena was a leader of the same student group that she allegedly threatened, police reported. The threats were directed at the university, the student group, herself, and members of the group. She allegedly used a fraternity’s logo and identified herself as the fraternity’s president in the threats, police said.

“Throughout this investigation no evidence was found linking the fraternity or any of its members to these crimes,” according to police.

Pena was booked at the Los Angeles County Jail and is being held on $200,000 bail.

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