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Lollapalooza Guard Accused of Ill-Chosen Attempt to Ditch Work

Janya Williams, 18, allegedly sent message to co-worker about a supposed shooting threat

(Newser) - A teen security guard for the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago last week has been arrested after allegedly making a phony mass-shooting threat so she could try to clock out early. Per the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times , Cook County prosecutors say Janya Williams, 18, was working the fest on...

Suspect Arrested After UCLA Mass Shooting Threat

Boulder police say Matthew Harris also threatened violence in that city

(Newser) - This story has been updated with news of Harris' arrest. A former University of California, Los Angeles lecturer accused of threatening a mass shooting is now in custody. Police in Boulder, Colorado say Matthew Harris barricaded himself inside his home but was taken into custody peacefully after around three hours,...

Police: 'By the Grace of God,' 2 Students Thwarted Plan

Police say John Hagins was talking about carrying out a mass shooting on Snapchat

(Newser) - Two students at a private university in Florida may have thwarted a mass shooting Thursday by saying something. That's according to police, who responded to their alert and arrested a student carrying a collapsible semi-automatic rifle, six loaded magazines, and plenty more ammunition in his backpack. John Hagins, a...

Frustrated Virgin Threatened Mass Shooting, Police Say

Man, 27, posted that he'd kill 'as many girls as I see'

(Newser) - Saying that “all I wanted was to be loved,” a 27-year-old Denver man posted on Facebook that he planned to kill “as many girls as I see” because he’s a virgin who’s never had a girlfriend, police said. Christopher Cleary is being held without bail...

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