Former UK student sentenced to prison for social media threat

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A former University of Kentucky student is headed to prison for making bomb threats against the campus and other students.

Haily Duvall was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison after pleading guilty in July to using Snapchat to communicate threats against the University of Kentucky in November of 2018.

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Prosecutors say the 20-year-old Duvall created a second Snapchat account and used it to make the threats. Duvall also told other University of Kentucky students about the Snapchat communications, contacted the University of Kentucky Police Department and reported the threats, and also contacted local media in an attempt to publicize the alleged threat. Prosecutors say after being confronted by law enforcement, Duvall admitted to being responsible for the threats.

In addition to the six-month sentence, Duvall will be on probation for three years, which includes six-months home incarceration. Duvall must also pay a $1,800 fine.