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 Juicycampus.com, used primarily by college students.
Hat tip to Mitchell H. Rubinstein, Adjunct Law Prof Blog. [JH]
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]