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Student Who Joined White Supremacists in Calling in Fake Bomb Threats Gets Nearly 3 Years

posted on March 15, 2021

Matthew Barakat of The Associated Press reports, “A former Old Dominion University student who joined up with white supremacists in a swatting conspiracy that targeted a Black church, his own university, and a Cabinet officer, among others, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Monday.” The defendant, John William Kirby, hosted an online chatroom that included many white supremacists who went on to threaten these institutions. Kirby was sentenced under hate-crime statutes. The group’s targets included the Dar El-Eman Islamic Center in Arlington, Texas, and Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia.


Read at The Associated Press