Student Faces Jail Time After Threatening School Shooting in Joke Tumblr Post
20-year old former Georgia Southern student has been in jail for 6 months after threatening to shoot up his school in a satirical Tumblr post.
Caleb Clemmons – a high-achieving, scholarship student – posting the following back in February:
“hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested.”
Clemmons had no intentions of actually bringing a gun to campus. But someone didn’t find it funny; and Caleb has been in jail ever since.
He says the post was “an experimental literary piece and an art project,” but he is being charged with making terroristic threats on a computer, punishable by up to five years in prison and his bond was set at $20,000, which his family couldn’t afford.
His family reports that he has been physically abused while in county jail, and they fear that they don’t have the money to provide a proper defense.
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Is he getting what he deserves?
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