Saturday, March 31, 2018

Woman arrested for YouTube video that "depicted a school threat"

Posted By on Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 7:53 PM

Savannah Police arrested a 55-year-old Savannah woman March 30 "after she allegedly posted a video on YouTube that depicted a shooting threat at Godley Station Elementary School," police report.

Police say the video, titled “Shooting Godley Station School with Machine Gun Adventures Street View,” showed a street view video of the school grounds while machine gun fire played in the background.

"Teresa Richardson, who admitted to creating the video as an expression of her right to free speech, can be seen in the video giving the middle finger," police report. "The video also displayed obscene language aimed at teachers and students at the school."

After an investigation, officers arrested Richardson on a charge of Dissemination of Acts Related to Terroristic Threats, which makes it illegal for anyone to use a computer network to disseminate any terroristic threat.

Detectives from Savannah Police and Officers from Board of Education Police worked jointly on this investigation.

“We take these threats seriously, and as soon as we learned about them, we immediately assigned investigators to investigate these threats,” Chief Mark Revenew said. “Anyone who makes threats to our schools and the potential safety of them will be investigated thoroughly and dealt with appropriately.”

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