Ill. student accused of terrorist threat

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    Ill. student accused of terrorist threat

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - A university student was arrested after he allegedly threatened a "murderous rampage" similar to the Virginia Tech shootings that left 32 people and the gunman dead, authorities said.

    A gun dealer had alerted federal authorities about the man, saying he had seemed overly anxious to get a shipment of semiautomatic weapons, according to an affidavit filed in court by a police detective.

    Olutosin Oduwole, who was taking summer classes at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, was charged Tuesday with attempting to make a terrorist threat, a felony.

    He remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of $1 million bail.

    According to the affidavit, the 22-year-old wrote a note demanding that money be deposited to a PayPal account, threatening that "if this account doesn't reach $50,000 in the next 7 days then a murderous rampage similar to the VT shooting will occur at another highly populated university. THIS IS NOT A JOKE!"

    The note had suggested the shooting would target a "prestigious" university, but that word was crossed out. There was no direct mention of Southern Illinois University.

    Authorities found the note Friday in Oduwole's car on campus, said university spokesman Greg Conroy. Police also said they found a loaded gun in Oduwole's dorm room.

    The detective said in the affidavit that Oduwole, of Maplewood, N.J., had recently bought three .38-caliber semiautomatic guns online but had not yet received them, and also had ordered a .45-caliber semiautomatic gun similar to an Uzi.

    A gun dealer alerted the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives because Oduwole "appeared very anxious to get these firearms and seemed very impatient," the affidavit said.

    According to a search warrant, police also seized a picture of Oduwole flashing gang signs, a camcorder and U.S. and Nigerian passports. The court documents did not list the name on those passports.

    Calls on Wednesday to Oduwole's attorney, John Cernkovich, rang busy.

    The Madison County state's attorney did not immediate respond to a message seeking comment.

    Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville is about 20 miles northeast of St. Louis and has an enrollment of about 13,500 students.
    Wonder how much air play this will get on most of the main stream media? They love spin negative on the evil of gun shops & them not doing there part to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

    Can't wait to hear more on this, really would like to know his citizenship or to see if he was here on a student visa?

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    three .38-caliber semiautomatic guns
    Did he really buy .38 Supers, is there another .38 semi that I don't know about, are they being overly literal and calling a pistol with a nominal bore in the range of a .38 (like, say, a 9mm or .380) a .38, or do they just not know what they're talking about?

    Pay-pal ransoming is a new one on me, though... Interesting.
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    ...or do they just not know what they're talking about?
    ".38, .39, whatever...they're all bad..." </Main Stream Media logic>

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    PayPal ransom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by portsider44 View Post
    Can't wait to hear more on this, really would like to know his citizenship or to see if he was here on a student visa?
    The article said that he had a Nigerian passport, and his name sounds African. I would guess student visa.

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    Glad they got this one before something bad happened.
    For God, Family and Country!

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    I wonder if he had a FOID card?

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