Gee, it’s really hard to imagine how some allegedly aggrieved person would make up a racial hoax.
A 17-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday night after she was linked to a tweet threatening violence at Bowie High School, police said.
Shalaria Jones remained in the Arlington Jail Thursday night facing one charge of terroristic threat. Bail was set at $10,000.
Police seized her cellphone and obtained a search warrant that linked her to the tweet sent out Tuesday morning, said Lt. Chris Cook, an Arlington police spokesman.
According to a search warrant affidavit, school resource officers reported to detectives that a threat of violence had been posted from a Twitter account.
“The post consisted of a photograph of a black handgun that stated @12 be readie for bowie to hav a schoo shootin,” the affidavit stated.
A detective determined that the account had been opened just that morning. He contacted Twitter, which turned over the IP address and cell phone number of the account. It was traced to Jones.
She doesn’t seem to be the brightest bulb.
An African-American high school student in Texas who pretended to be white on social media when she threatened to kill 10 of her classmates has been arrested for making terroristic threats.
Shalaria Jones, 17, posted the threats on a fake Twitter account she created with the handle @whitebitchhoe.
“im at @jamesbowiehighschool sittin in class thinkin who should I kill first by the way im white nd a junior,” read one Jones tweet.
A student at James Bowie High School in Arlington, Jones also stated that she wanted to kill 10 people with 23 bullets. The threat prompted a police investigation, and some parents pulled their children out of school as well.
Meanwhile, in Michigan, a black college student issues a threat on social media to shoot every black person on campus turned out to be black.
Police at Saginaw Valley State University say a threat posted on the social media site Yik Yak read, “I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning.”
The message triggered an investigation and police security response that led to the arrest of a Delta College student living in SVSU housing.
Emmanuel D. Bowden, 21, is charged with making a false report or threat of terrorism, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
According to SVSU University Police reports, a user on the social media application Yik Yak, just after midnight Friday, Nov. 13, posted the message about shooting black people.
The police reports state that, after the post received multiple “negative replies,” the original poster replied with four additional messages that read, “Its [sic] a joke,” “I’m black,” “I was going to give it an hour to see how you all would react,” and “Right. I could be angry and just expressing myself lol.”
The original message, as well as all replies, “were deleted from Yik Yak a short time later due to the number of negative votes the original message generated,” police reports state.
This effort to make white people appear racist is really working out well.