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Student accused of pulling alarm at Niagara University

LEWISTON – A Niagara University student faces felony charges for pulling a fire alarm and disrupting classes at Niagara University on Thursday.

Giorgio V. Cole, 21 of Niagara Falls was charged by State Police on a first-degree charge of making a false report on school grounds, a class D felony; second-degree criminal nuisance; and disorderly conduct.

The alarm was activated at 11:08 a.m. at Dunleavy Hall, prompting a response from emergency responders, including the State Police. Classes were disrupted for about 15 minutes.

A Niagara University Campus Security investigation revealed video surveillance of the accused pulling the alarm.

He was charged by State Police and arraigned in Town of Lewiston Court. Cole was released after posting $500 bail and is scheduled to return to Lewiston Court on April 7.

According to police, disciplinary action by Niagara University is pending.