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British Man Whose Facebook Death Threat Closed Tennessee School Given Prison Sentence

Two years and four months


NEWCASTLE, England, July 9 (UPI) — A British man who posted a threat on Facebook that forced the closing of some Tennessee schools will spend more than two years in jail, a judge ruled.

Judge James Cross of Crown Court in Newcastle, England sentenced Reece Elliot, 24, to two years and four months in prison for threatening to kill students at Tennessee's Warren County High School, the BBC reported Tuesday.