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Former student arrested after Facebook threat

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Posted: Dec 1, 2010 4:35 PM by Russell Jones
Source: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

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BATON ROUGE – A 20-year-old former Woodlawn High School student was arrested after deputies said he admitted to threatening the school on Facebook.

Investigators with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said William Moulder admitted that on Nov. 23 he posted the following message to his Facebook page: “… people ignoring me will infinitesimally end up in the same situation as Columbine and Virginia Tech. Believe it.”

Current students reported the post to school administrators today, who contacted the Sheriff’s Office.

“These students and school officials are to be commended for coming forward and alerting school officials,” said EBR School Superintendent John Dilworth in a press release. “We take all threats seriously to ensure the safety of our students and staff, and we have zero tolerance for violence or threats of violence in our schools.”

Investigators said Moulder told them he posted the message because he was angry about people ignoring him at school, and that he had no intentions of bringing a gun to school.

Moulder was booked into the parish jail in suspicion of terrorizing.

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