Prison Time for Making Threats Over the Internet - I
October 9, 2009
Prison time for a Virginia man convicted of making threats over the Internet. Special Agent Tom Snapp at the FBI’s Bristol, Virginia office says the 28-year-old subject applied to some colleges, and one wrote back.
Mr. Schiff: Prison time for a Virginia man convicted of making threats over the Internet. Special Agent Tom Snapp at the FBI’s Bristol, Virginia office says the 28-year-old subject applied to some colleges, and one wrote back.
Mr. Snapp: "Asked him for his high school transcripts. The subject replied back with very vague and sarcastic answers.”
Mr. Schiff: Snapp says college officials felt troubled.
Mr. Snapp: "The university staff and admissions department felt threatened enough where they sent part of their staff home for the day and closed the admissions office.”
Mr. Schiff: Snapp says investigators got a warrant, and the subject’s computer was forensically analyzed by the FBI, and threats were found, such as:
Mr. Snapp: "I have a high school diploma and that should be all you need you classless and elitist pigs. AK47 on your campus for destroying lives.”
Mr. Schiff: Snapp says the FBI worked with some campus police and other agencies.
Mr. Snapp: "The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department in Southwest Virginia; the Wise County Sheriff’s Department; a couple of local police departments, Big Stone Gap and the city of Wise.”
Mr. Schiff: The subject was sent to prison for four years. I’m Neal Schiff of the Bureau, and that’s the FBI’s Closed Case of the Week.”
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