Threat For Revealing Star Wars Spoiler Ends With School On Lockdown

"star Wars: The Force Awakens" logo graphic
"star Wars: The Force Awakens" logo graphic

HELENA, MT — A Montana man is charged with threatening to shoot a boy for sharing information about a subplot of the new “Star Wars” movie during an online conversation, according to the Associated Press.

Arthur Charles Roy was charged with felony assault with a weapon. He remains jailed with his bail set at $10,000.

Prosecutors said Roy, 18, became angry when he learned details about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” from a Facebook friend.

Roy is accused of sending the friend a picture of himself with a gun and threatening to come to the victim’s school to shoot him, court records said.

The friend called a school resource officer Thursday afternoon to report the threat.

Helena’s alternative high school was locked down Friday morning after students said they were afraid Roy might follow through with his threat. Police arrested Roy on Friday afternoon.

Read the full Associated Press story here.


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