- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

CHRISTIANBURG, Va. (AP) - A former Virginia Tech student has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after posting a message on social media that prosecutors say warned of another mass shooting.

The Roanoke Times reports (https://bit.ly/1KQBkRz) that a judge sentenced 22-year-old Kiung “Eddie” Moon on Thursday to one year in jail, with 11 months suspended under a plea deal.

On April 28, Moon posted on the site Yik Yak, warning of another “4.16 moment.” Prosecutors say the post was referencing the April 16, 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech in which 33 people died.

Moon turned himself into police on April 29 and was initially charged with harassment by computer. That charge was changed Thursday under the deal to disorderly conduct.

Moon must serve two years of probation and is banned from the university’s campus.


Information from: The Roanoke Times, https://www.roanoke.com

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