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Tweet Threatening to ‘Kill Someone’ Lands Student From O’Fallon in Jail

A St. Charles Community College employee who monitors tweets alerted campus police to the messages sent Tuesday.

Emily Caitlin Cole, 20, of O'Fallon, was charged with making a terrorist threat and disturbing the peace after sending an angry tweet regarding St. Charles County Community College personnel, threatening to "kill someone."
Emily Caitlin Cole, 20, of O'Fallon, was charged with making a terrorist threat and disturbing the peace after sending an angry tweet regarding St. Charles County Community College personnel, threatening to "kill someone."

A St. Charles Community College student who threatened to “kill someone” in a series of tweets was charged Wednesday with making a terrorist threat.

Emily Caitlin Cole, 20, of the 100 block of Savannah Circle in O’Fallon, was charged Wednesday with making a terrorist threat and peace disturbance.

The series of tweets, written Tuesday, read:

“SCC is about to see the ugliest side of me, if you see me on the news, don’t be surprised. (Expletive) is about to get real. You’ll see it on the news probably bc I’m gonna kill someone, these (expletive) idiots. I swear I’m gonna throw a chair across the (expletive) office, about to drop out of school bc SCC is the biggest (expletive) hole I’ve ever had to deal with. This dude is gay, I got him, fat mother(expletive).

An employee who monitors tweets alerted the St. Charles County Community College Public Safety Department to the messages.

KSDK reported that campus police arrested Cole as she was enrolling for classes Wednesday. Cole became upset with a counselor and sent the tweets Tuesday.

Cole posted a $10,000 and was released from St. Charles County jail Wednesday.

 

 


Mary Mackey August 23, 2013 at 10:25 AM
Such a shame that people can't handle stress without threats. In this day of social media you just don't make idle threats. Hope this girl has learned her lesson.
Joe Scott August 23, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Agreed, Mary. Does everything have to turn into a "Reality" show?
Rich Pope August 24, 2013 at 12:37 PM
Wow. Yes, SCC pretty much sucks all the way around but it's most some of these kids are going to ever going to get out of their education.
Jim Frain August 24, 2013 at 03:36 PM
Not totally true Rich..2 of my 4 kids started st SCC..They both advanced on to 4 year degrees ..The 2 year degree helped them make the transition from high school to college....
Joe Duck August 27, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Well, at least she made the news like she wanted too!

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