Student Charged in|UC Shooting Threat

     (CN) – A 21-year-old Chicago man was charged Monday afternoon with threatening to murder students and staff at the University of Chicago.
     Jabari Green is alleged to written a Thanksgiving weekend post on a social media website in which he stated he would execute sixteen students or staff members on the campus quad of the university on Nov. 30, 2015.
     He also alleged stated in the post that he would die “killing any number of white policemen that I can in the process,” the criminal complaint filed against him says.
     “This is not a joke,” the post said. “I am to do my part to rid the world of the white devils. I expect you to do the same.”
     Sean Burke, an FBI special agent, said he learned of the posting through a tip called in to the agency’s public access hotline, and that a subsequent investigation led directly to Green.
     “Upon arrival at the address associated with Dean, I was … granted permission to enter the residence,’ Burke wrote in an affidavit provided to the court. “At that point, Dean agreed to talk to myself and other FBI agents.
     “I showed Dean the screenshot of the threatening post. Dean admitted that he posted the threat and stateted that he posted the comment from a phone he used in his residence n Chicago, Illinois. Dean further stated that he took the threatening comment down shortly after posting it,” Burke said.
     Dean was charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce during an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

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