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Facebook terrorist enters guilty plea
Judge tells Elliott to prepare for prison
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Admitting he threatened to kill 200 Warren County students just to see what kind of response he would get, Facebook terrorist Reece Elliott entered guilty pleas to an incident which kept thousands of students home out of fear of a school shooting in February.“He said he was a part-time troll and decided to post offensive comments to see what kind of reaction he could provoke,” said prosecutor Gary Buckley of the 24-year-old unemployed father of one who lives in South Shields, England. “He confirmed he did make the postings to Facebook and therefore did make these threats, but he didn’t expect the threats to be taken seriously and didn’t expect them to cause the reaction they did.”Reece entered his guilty pleas before the Newcastle Crown Court to one count of making a threat to kill and eight counts of sending grossly offensive messages. He will be sentenced June 10 but will remain in custody until the time of his sentencing.Elliott posted his threats and insults on a tribute site for a Warren County teen who was killed in a pickup wreck.