19-year-old sentenced 20 years in prison following threat to “shoot up” school

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Shawn Farley
Shawn Farley

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Okla. — A 19-year-old man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a photo he posted late last year.

In Dec. 2014, Shawn Farley posted a photo of himself on social media holding a gun and threatening to go to a particular school and “shoot it up,” according to Oklahoma County officials.

He was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm after adjudication and willful use of a computer to put another person in fear or harm of death.

Farley went before a judge for the incident last year. The judge ordered him to go to boot camp, and told him that if he didn’t make it through, he would end up back in court.

Shawn didn’t make it through camp and was sentenced 20 years in prison.

“Just a reminder that we take ANY such threat very seriously and violators will be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” Oklahoma County officials said.

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