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Florida student arrested for threatening mass shooting at Virginia Tech

Posted at 11:31 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 23:36:46-04

GAINESVILLE, Fl. -- A college student at the University of Florida is in jail after writing an email threatening to commit a mass shooting at Virginia Tech.

36-year-old James Kelly was arrested Monday for threatening to conduct a mass shooting or act of terrorism after sending an email claiming to be a “prophet from god," and threatening to conduct a mass shooting at Virginia Tech.

According to the school’s student newspaper The Alligator, Kelly also demanded that the 2007 Virginia Tech shooter’s manifesto be released and demanded the end of women's right to vote as well a ban on Chinese students being admitted to the school.

Kelly is already under investigation by the university for harassment and sexual harassment.

He is being held on a $5,000 bond.