A 19 year old gamer has been arrested after an investigation confirmed that he issued a threat of “shooting up the school” whilst playing Call of Duty 4 on Xbox live. He could face a maximum penalty of one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
According to court records, Shaw was playing the game “Call for Duty 4” in the XBOX Live gaming system with players around the country when he allegedly stated the threat of “shooting up the school.” The statement reportedly contained a description from Shaw concerning “how he was going to do it.”
As the university community and the rest of the city pondered the frightening possibility of violence shattering the typical calm of the Mountain City, police working with Microsoft and Xbox Live tracked the Internet provider address to Shaw and his room at Annapolis Hall.
After Shaw was taken into custody, he reportedly told investigators that “he was joking and had no intention of following through with the threats,” according to the court documents.
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