Two Michigan State University students were charged with making a false threat against the president of the university.
Students Jennifer Spicer, 20, and Rami Souguir, 18, were arraigned in 54B District Court on charges of making a false report or threat of terrorism and using a computer to commit a crime, says a news report. The pair are accused of making an online threat against MSU President Samuel Stanley.
According to the Lansing State Journal, Spicer and Souguir, created a post on Reddit that threatened Stanley. Souguir put the post up as a joke, thinking people would take it that way, the report said. Once he realized people took it seriously, he quickly deleted the post, it said.
Following their release from the Ingham County Jail, District Court Judge Andrea Larkin ordered the students to not have any contact with each other, Stanley or his family. Both are also ordered to not be within 500 feet of each other and are not to return to campus, the report says.
If convicted, they each face up to 20 years in prison.