Gamer arrested for shooting threats on Xbox Live

A 19-year-old college student in the US faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and $US5,000 in fines for threatening to "shoot up the school" while playing Call of Duty 4.

Allieu Shaw of Gaithersburg, Maryland is being charged with two misdemeanor counts of disrupting school operations while attending Frostburg State University.

Earlier this week, Shaw claimed he was going to shoot up his school in speaking with others over Xbox Live while playing Call of Duty 4. After stating "how he was going to do it," a fellow Xbox Live member from Oregon reported the threat to the Frostburg Police Department.

The incident prompted an additional 40 police officers to patrol the campus on Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

After being arrested, Shaw told investigators that "he was joking and had no intention of following through with the threats," reports the Cumberland Times. He has no previous record with the law, and no weapons or evidence was found after the initial search of his dorm room.

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