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Tweet Threatening to ‘Kill Someone’ at St. Charles Community College Lands Student in Jail

A St. Charles Community College employee who monitors tweets alerted campus police to the messages sent Tuesday.

Emily Caitlin Cole, 20, of O'Fallon, was charged with making a terrorist threat and disturbing the peace after sending an angry tweet regarding St. Charles County Community College personnel, threatening to "kill someone."
Emily Caitlin Cole, 20, of O'Fallon, was charged with making a terrorist threat and disturbing the peace after sending an angry tweet regarding St. Charles County Community College personnel, threatening to "kill someone."

Story written by Joe Scott

A St. Charles Community College student who threatened to “kill someone” in a series of tweets was charged Wednesday with making a terrorist threat.

Emily Caitlin Cole, 20, of the 100 block of Savannah Circle in O’Fallon, was charged Wednesday with making a terrorist threat and peace disturbance.

The series of tweets, written Tuesday, read:

“SCC is about to see the ugliest side of me, if you see me on the news, don’t be surprised. (Expletive) is about to get real. You’ll see it on the news probably bc I’m gonna kill someone, these (expletive) idiots. I swear I’m gonna throw a chair across the (expletive) office, about to drop out of school bc SCC is the biggest (expletive) hole I’ve ever had to deal with. This dude is gay, I got him, fat mother(expletive).

An employee who monitors tweets alerted the St. Charles County Community College Public Safety Department to the messages.

KSDK reported that campus police arrested Cole as she was enrolling for classes Wednesday. Cole became upset with a counselor and sent the tweets Tuesday.

Cole posted a $10,000 and was released from St. Charles County jail Wednesday.

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