Threat Made Over Xbox Live Leads to an Arrest
This should go out as a lesson to anyone who feels the need to threaten others over Xbox Live – be careful of what you say. This is no doubt what a 19-year-old Frostburg State University student is thinking after being taken into custody after making a threat of “shooting up the school” while playing Call of Duty 4 on Xbox Live.
According to the Cumberland Times, Allieu Shaw has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of disrupting a school operation. He faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000. That’s nothing to cough at.
He was reported to local police by Kaipo Damurand, who resides in Oregon. Shaw was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police learned his location.
I would hold hope that gamers on Xbox Live will be more careful with what they say from now on, but I know better than that.