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Court date set for student accused of calling in bomb threat to Tiger Stadium during game

Croll will appear in court on May 26
Posted at 4:46 PM, Jan 08, 2020

A court date has been set for a former University of Alabama student who is accused of calling in a bomb threat to Tiger Stadium during the LSU v. Florida game in October.

Connor Bruce Croll's court date has been set for May 26.

The Advocate reports that Croll, 19, appeared in court in Baton Rouge on Wednesday. He is charged with communicating false information of a planned bombing on school property. The felony charge carries up to 20 years in prison.

Croll and his attorney, James Rothkamm, appeared in court today and Rothkamm requested a May court date.

Baton Rouge police received a call during the game between LSU and the University of Florida on October 12. The call stated there was a bomb at Tiger Stadium. The call was traced to Croll and he was arrested by University of Alabama police.

According to police, Croll made the threat because a friend of his was in danger of losing a bet.

Croll pled not guilty to the above charges on October 21.