Man pleads guilty to making threats to attack Alabama and Georgia schools

Published 12:57 pm Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A Georgia, man has pleaded guilty to creating a fake Facebook account to threaten attacks against east Alabama and west Georgia schools.

News sources report that Levi Calhoun III, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday to making threats against schools and conveying false information, according to a joint announcement Wednesday by Middle District of Alabama U.S. Attorney Louis V. Franklin Sr. and FBI Special Agent in Charge James Jewell.

According to court documents, on Nov. 7, 2018, Calhoun created and used a fake Facebook account to spread several threats that someone would attack one or more schools in Eufaula and in Quitman County, Ga. schools with firearms and explosive devices.

When creating the fake social media account,  Calhoun reportedly used images from another Facebook user. Law enforcement quickly traced the fake account back to Calhoun. On March 12, 2019, Calhoun was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of making threats by mail or telephone and one count of conveying false information.

Following his guilty plea to both counts, Calhoun is facing up to 10 years in prison. A sentencing date will be scheduled in the next few months.