Chicago (UIC) student posted an online threat to commit a mass shooting
A former University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) student who posted an online threat to commit a mass shooting at the University of Chicago is now the face of a FBI campaign to encourage the public to “think before you post.”
In this announcement, you will hear a chilling firsthand account from a Chicago college student about what happened to him after he posted a very serious threatening message of mass violence in November 2015. The threat, which was only posted briefly before being deleted, was reported to law enforcement after being seen by another person in New York who happened to be looking at the same social media site.
The student says he deeply regrets not immediately recognizing the traumatic impact of his post and the significant diversion of law enforcement and community resources to rapidly respond to this threat. The student discusses his realization of the gravity of his post when the FBI arrested him.
What this college student posted and took down in less than a minute resulted in a lifetime of consequences.