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British Man Admits Threatening to Kill 200 Americans in Facebook Messages

Posted the threats on memorial site for Tennessee teen killed in a car crash

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A British internet troll has admitted threatening to kill 200 US citizens in a series of terrifying messages posted on Facebook.

Father-of-one Reece Elliott, 24, of South Tyneside, posted the threats on the tribute sight of a 17-year-old Tennessee girl killed in a car accident, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

Amid heightened fears over school security following the Newtown shooting in Connecticut, in which 20 children were shot dead, Warren County elementary school was shut for the day. Some 3,000 elementary pupils missed school.