Man Accused of Making Casper Threats Pleads Guilty
by K2 News Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org
An Oklahoma City man has pleaded guilty to making online threats of violence against the Casper community.
34-year-old Glenn Kirkham admitted posting the threats on the website 4chan.org. Kirkham made the plea Wednesday morning in federal court in Oklahoma City.
Kirkham threatened to attack Casper with primitive weapons such as knives and baseball bats. Authorities took the threats seriously, and locked down 40 schools in the area.
The threats came just six weeks after the tragic murders and suicide at Casper College, and put the entire community on edge.
When the FBI tracked the threats to a computer in Kirkham's apartment, he told them that the postings were "an artistic falsehood" and that "only a fool would take them as fact." The FBI believes that Casper was randomly selected as the target for Kirkham's threats.
Kirkham will be sentenced in June and faces up to five years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and mandatory restitution for the costs incurred by emergency responders.