California Student Charged with Making Terrorist Threats on His Facebook Page
Stanley Roring is a student at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, CA. Roring recently posted terroristic threats on Facebook that made it clear that he wanted to carry out a school shooting similar to the one that terrorized Virginia Tech several years ago.
School district police found Roring’s threatening posts hours after he published them on Facebook. They then reported the threat to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
“It was information reported from someone who is a friend or acquaintance of (Roring’s) on Facebook,” said a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Cindy Bachman. “Obviously, it was very alarming once that was read.”
The police department was notified about the threatening post at 11:00 a.m. and had Roring in custody by 3:00 p.m. that same day. Their quick actions might have prevented a true tragedy from occurring. However, a lot of the credit for preventing this act belongs to the person who reported the status.
“We are gratified at the courage of the person who reported this matter and grateful to the law enforcement officers who resolved the matter so quickly and without any injury to anyone and without any disruption of classes or work at Crafton Hills College,” wrote the school’s president, Gloria Harrison, in a prepared statement.
This is not the first time that Roring has had a run-in with the law. In 2007, he pleaded guilty to the willful discharge of a firearm in a negligent manner. This time, Roring was charged with making a terroristic threat and pleaded not guilty to the charges yesterday, September 1, 2011, when he was seen in a San Bernardino court. Roring is currently being held in a local jail with a $50,000 bail.
Via The San Bernardino Sun