A security guard who worked at Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago was arrested on Sunday after she allegedly sent a mass shooting threat to her supervisor because she “wanted to leave work early.”
Janya Williams, 18, sent her supervisor a text message last Friday from a smartphone app called “TextNow” that read, “Mass shooting at 4 PM location Lollapalooza. We have 150 targets.”
Williams also created a Facebook post under “Ben Scott” that said, “Massive shooting at Lollapalooza Grant Park 6:00 PM,” which she made a screenshot and forwarded to her boss.
FBI investigators traced the text back to Williams’ IP address and iCloud, and she later admitted that she “sent the message and created the fake post because she wanted to leave work early.”
Williams was arrested on Sunday and charged with one count of falsely making a terrorist threat.
A Chicago judge set bail at $50,000 at a hearing on Sunday, but it is unclear if she posted bail or if she remains in custody.
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