Man jailed for Facebook shooting threats

Reece Elliott threaten to kill American student on internet site Credit: Police handout

A South Shields man who posted threats to massacre 200 American students on Facebook, sparking a huge US security scare, has been sentenced to for two years and 4 months.

Reece Elliott, 24, of Fossway, left messages on a tribute site for a 17-year-old Tennessee girl who was killed in a car accident.

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Sentencing due for Facebook shooting threats

Reece Elliott, from South Shields, made threats against 200 children in a school in Tennessee, causing thousands of children in the area to miss school.