Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Florida student, 20, arrested for allegedly threatening to kill his professor over an early morning exam
A student at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, was reportedly arrested last week after he allegedly took to social media and threatened to kill his professor for scheduling an early morning exam.
Florida's WPLG-TV reported that FAU police traced the account to Rafael Decomas, 20, a student at the school, who made the threat but the tweet has since been deleted.
It was revealed that Decomas allegedly admitted he was "upset" that his data structure professor scheduled the final for 7 a.m., and his commute from Riviera Beach meant he would have to wake up at 5 a.m.
According to a Police report, Decomas stated that he did not intend to harm anyone and that the post was tweeted out of frustration. He also added that he deleted the post soon after publishing it.
He was charged with sending a written threat to kill or do bodily injury. Decomas was later released on a $5,000 bond from Palm Beach County jail.