MARTINSBURG, West Virginia — A former student faces charges of using a hacked Twitter account to threaten a Berkeley County school.
Police arrested 21-year-old Justin Matthew Light of Kearneysville around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Light is charged with making threats of terrorist acts.
Media outlets report that Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster Jr. announced the arrest Monday afternoon during a joint news conference with school officials.
Schools Superintendent Manny Arvon says an individual in Massachusetts alerted authorities after seeing the online threats against Musselman High School. The threats were posted on Twitter on Sunday.
The Twitter account belongs to another former student who now attends Fairmont State University.
Light is being held at the Eastern Regional Jail.