A British internet troll has admitted threatening to kill 200 people in the US in a series of terrifying messages posted on Facebook. this is from Sky News…
Father-of-one Reece Elliott, 24, of South Tyneside, posted the threats saying he was going to kill “200 people minimum at a school” on the tribute page of a 17-year-old Tennessee girl killed in a car accident.
The messages were posted amid heightened fears over school security following the Newtown shooting in Connecticut, in which 20 children were shot dead, and sparked “hysteria” across Warren County, where the dead girl had gone to school.
Warren County elementary school was shut for the day and some 3,000 pupils missed school.
Using a false name, he wrote on the Facebook tribute page to Caitlin Talley, a popular student at Warren County High School: “My father has three guns. I’m planning on killing him first and putting him in a dumpster. Then I’m taking the motor and I’m going in fast.
“I’m gonna kill hopefully at least 200 before I kill myself. So you want to tell the deputy, I’m on my way.”
Using the same name he posted: “I’m killing 200 people minimum at school. I will be on CNN.”
Newcastle Crown Court heard Elliott’s threats had caused widespread concern across Warren County and that all the schools in the area had been put on lockdown.
The FBI and Homeland Security managed to trace Elliott’s user name to the Newcastle area and the US authorities contacted the local police.