A Towson University student was arrested and charged with making a threat of mass violence, according to the Mount Airy and Towson University police departments.
Eric Barker, 20, a commuter student from Mount Airy, was arrested Wednesday and charged with making a threat of mass violence. The threatening statements were made on Twitter, according to court documents.
The Twitter posts read “murder lookin reall good right about now,” “FUNGUN” and “I want to commit 50 counts of assault and murder right now,” according to court documents.
One of those tweets remained published on an account with the name @dtmijfeu as of 12:45 p.m. Friday. Also, a tweet time stamped at 12:50 p.m. on Nov. 19 read “no harm intended. my sincerest apologies.”
Towson University Police Department officials interviewed Barker on Tuesday, according to court documents. Barker told police he was “venting about school frustrations” and “very angry” when he posted the tweets, according to court records. Barker also had videos on his phone that related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the movie “The Joker," according to the documents.
Barker was released on a $30,000 bond, according to court records. As part of his release, Barker was ordered not to go to Towson University and placed on GPS monitoring. He has a trial scheduled for late December.