Georgia Southern University arrests student on terroristic threats charge

Georgia Southern University Police have arrested Kimberlie P. Bennett, 21, on charges of terroristic threats and acts based on a social media post she is accused of making early Monday morning.

According to a press release from GSU, Bennett’s post indicated she might hurt herself or others in class if a test scheduled for the end of the week did not go well. Upon learning of the incident, campus police investigated immediately and quickly determined there was no cause for immediate emergency action on any of the university's campuses, which include Statesboro, Liberty County and Savannah.

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Police made contact with the student, who was located off campus on Monday and referred her and the incident to campus officials while continuing to investigate. Further investigation led university police to seek a warrant. They arrested Bennett at her residence on Thursday without incident.

GSU issued a statement that it would "not hesitate to charge any individual whose behavior or actions unlawfully threaten the life, safety, or health of others. As a reminder, University Police should always be the first call when anyone knows of suspicious or alarming behavior. University Police will send an EAGLE ALERT any time they have information indicating that the University community may be in imminent danger and will include directives to the campus community on what steps to take next.”

Drew Favakeh is the public safety and court reporter for Savannah Morning News. You can reach him at AFavakeh@savannahnow.com.

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