By: Daily Record Staff//September 7, 2016
By: Daily Record Staff//September 7, 2016//
A Colorado man has admitted making threats to faculty and staff SUNY Buffalo .
Benjamin Bolton, 32, of Glendale, Colo., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to transmitting interstate communications containing threats to injure the person of another. The charge carries a maximum of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.
According to the office of U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr., Bolton was admitted into Buffalo State College as a graduate student for the Fall 2013 semester. In April 2014, he was suspended as a result of incidents at the school, including disputes with faculty members.
Between June 2015 and August 5, 2015, Bolton made numerous telephone calls to faculty and staff at Buffalo State and to officers of the SUNY Buffalo Police Department. He threatened to assault police officers, faculty, and staff members whom he identified by name, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
Bolton is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 19.