British man Reece Elliot has been jailed for more than two years after threatening to kill 200 people in the US in posts he made on Facebook under a fake name.
The 24-year-old from South Shields visited memorial pages for two girls killed in car accidents and made the threat, which led to 3,000 pupils in Tennessee missing school the following day.
Elliot pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court and was sent to prison for two years and four months.
He admitted to one count of making a threat to kill and eight of sending grossly offensive messages.
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