"A Michigan teenager has been found guilty of posting threats in an Internet chat room -- threats that indicated he was planning a Columbine-style massacre at his high school near Detroit. Andrew Osantowski, 17, has been convicted of two counts of threatening kids at Chippewa Valley High School. Each charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison."
"A California man has been arrested for making threats against employees of UTStarcom...He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $US250,000...fine."
When is a Threat "Truly" a Threat Lacking First Amendment Protection?
A Proposed True Threats Test to Safeguard Free Speech Rights in the Age of the Internet [The UCLA Online Institute for Cyberspace Law and Policy | May 1999]