- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Kearneysville man has been sentenced for using a hacked Twitter account to threaten a school.

Media outlets report that 22-year-old Justin Light pleaded guilty on Monday in Berkeley County Circuit Court to felony making terroristic threats and several misdemeanor charges, including disruption of computer services. He also pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of falsely reporting an emergency incident.

Light received concurrent sentences of one to three years in prison on the felony charge and a total three years in the Eastern Regional Jail on the misdemeanor charges.

Police say Light hacked a Twitter account and posted threats on Oct. 12, 2014, to blow up Musselman High School. Light also was accused of posting threats to shoot the school’s principal and students.

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