A man from South Shields has pleaded guilty to making threats to kill over facebook.
Reece Elliott, from the town, made threats against 200 children in a school in Tennessee, causing thousands of children in the area to miss school.
Father-of-one Reece Elliott, 24, of Fossway, South Shields, South Tyneside, went on a tribute site for a 17-year-old Tennessee girl who was killed in a car accident and left a series of messages under an assumed name.
Sensitivities were heightened in the US following the Newtown shooting which saw 20 children and six adults shot in an elementary school, 3,000 pupils in the Warren County area missed school the next day, Newcastle Crown Court heard.
– One of Reece Elliott's Facebook post
"My father has three guns. I'm planning on killing him first and putting his body in a dumpster then driving to school and I'm going tokill hopefully at least 200 people all before killing myself."