The guy who made death threats on Facebook has been jailed.
A British man who threatened to kill 200 people in the US, in posts he made under a false name on Facebook, has been jailed for more than two years.
Reece Elliott, 24, of Foss Way, South Shields, made the threat in February on online memorial pages for two Tennessee girls killed in car accidents.
About 3,000 pupils in Warren County missed school the next day as a result.
Elliott, who pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court in April, was jailed for two years and four months.
Huh. Isn’t he just a troll? Aren’t we supposed to ignore trolls? Isn’t that the rule?
Sentencing Elliott to 28 months in jail, Judge James Goss QC, the Recorder of Newcastle, told him the offences were driven by “no more than self-indulgent nastiness”.
Right. Like all trolls. So we’re supposed to ignore them. Aren’t we?