‘DEATH NOTE’ SNAPCHAT POST YIELDS TERRORISTIC THREAT CHARGE

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a University of South Alabama student has been charged with making a terroristic threat, accused of posting a picture of a book titled “Death Note” on the social media app Snapchat.

Court records filed Wednesday say 21-year-old Jaleel Hughes’ post included the caption, “Don’t come to school tomorrow and if you do, I better not know your name.”

“Death Note” is a popular series originating in Japan focused on a teenager who receives a “death note” — a notebook that results in the death of anyone whose name is written inside.

Hughes is one of two students at the university who were arrested and charged with making terroristic threats within a one-week span. School officials say the two cases are unrelated.

In the other case, prosecutors say, 21-year-old Jack Christensen wrote lyrics from a song by Tyler, The Creator that referred to killing people and burning things.

Court records don’t list lawyers for either student who could comment on their behalf.

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9/18/2019 2:31:49 PM (GMT -5:00)

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