Man sentenced for threatening schools via social media

Oct 9, 2020


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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for making threats against schools in Alabama and Georgia. 

U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. announced the sentence Thursday for Levi Calhoun, III, a 29-year-old man from Georgetown, Georgia.

Federal prosecutors said Calhoun admitted that last year he created a fake Facebook account to spread threats that someone would use explosive devices and firearms to attack schools in Eufaula, Alabama and Quitman County, Georgia. Prosecutors said the judge pointed out the disruption and anxiety Calhoun’s actions caused the communities.