Man Accused of Casper Threats Indicted
by K2 News Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org
The man authorities say was responsible for making on-line threats against the Casper in January, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Oklahoma City. If convicted, Glenn Kirkham could spend five years in prison and be fined a quarter million dollars.
On the morning of January 14th, federal authorities say Kirkham posted the threats outlining his plan to launch a violent attack in Casper. The post caused Natrona County schools to go on lock-down and put the entire city on edge.
Immediately following the threats, efforts began to find the source. Authorities tracked the computer IP address to Oklahoma City and ultimately to Kirkham's apartment, when it was discovered that Casper was targeted at random.
When FBI agents arrived at the apartment, court documents say that Kirkham knew why they were there, and admitted posting the threats on the website 4chan.org. However, he called the threats "an artistic falsehood" aimed at baiting people with something to let their minds run wild. Kirkham says he later made another post and described the threat as "a work of fiction." He also said that "only a fool would take anything posted [on 4chan.org] as fact."
Kirkham's bond has been set at $5,000.