College Student Blogger Arrested, Suspect in Death Threats Investigation

In an article dated December 9, 2007, the Associated Press is reporting that a student blogger was arrested for investigation of making criminal threats. The student is suspected of posting a message that he would shoot and kill as many people as possible on the campus of Loyola Marymount University before being killed himself. The anonymous threat appeared on a blog called, used primarily by college students.

Hat tip to Mitchell H. Rubinstein, Adjunct Law Prof Blog. [JH]

December 14, 2007 in Crime | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Woman Linked to MySpace Suicide Denies Blogging "Megan Had It Coming" Post

CNN is reporting that police are investigating Internet postings of someone posing as Lori Drew, the woman linked to an online hoax played on Megan Meier. Megan Meier, only 13 at the time, committed suicide last October after receiving cruel messages on MySpace. See our earlier post.

According to CNN, a blog post, "Megan Had It Coming," lays out Drew's would-be motives for getting involved in MySpace hoax. Lori Drew's attorney said Friday that she is not the writer. [JH]

December 8, 2007 in Crime, MySpace | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack