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Lollapalooza Security Guard Faked Mass Shooting Threat To Leave Work Early: Prosecutors

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  • A Lollapalooza security guard has been charged with making a false terrorist threat after circulating two fake mass shooting messages so she could leave work early, according to prosecutors.
  • On Friday, the second day of Lollapalooza, Janya Williams, 18, allegedly sent her supervisor an anonymous text message that read “Mass shooting at 4 pm location Lollapalooza. We have 150 targets” via TextNow.
  • Prosecutors said when Williams was asked to share a screenshot of the post, Williams created a Facebook page under the name “Ben Scott” and wrote out a post that read “Massive shooting at Lollapalooza GrantPark 6:00 p.m.”

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