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Mississippi man indicted for Facebook threats

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Poplarville, Miss., man on Friday was indicted on federal charges of communicating threats through a social networking Website.

U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says 20-year-old Dyron L. Hart, a former student at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, used a fictitious name and photograph when he threatened to injure and kill students at the school. Authorities say he transmitted the threat through Facebook, a popular, social networking site.

If convicted, Hart faces up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

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