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British man sentenced to 2 years for Facebook threat against TN kids

9:51 PM, Jul 9, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR - Warren County) A British man is facing two years in prison after he threatened to kill 200 Tennessee children.

In February, Reece Elliott posted an anonymous comment online threatening gun violence against students in Warren County, which is northwest of Chattanooga.

He posted the comment on a memorial page set up for a Tennessee student who had died in a car accident.

The threat caused 2,900 children to miss class as investigators looked into the claim.

Elliott pleaded guilty to the charges in April.

Tuesday, a judge sentenced the 24-year-old to two years and four months in prison.

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