Saturday, May 05, 2007

Student Bond for 1 million dollars for threatening to Kill Hillary Clinton.

Student arrested for threat to kill Clinton Here is the whole article. It is very short.
A University student is being held on a $1 million dollar bond after allegedly threatening to kill Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York.

Richard Ryan Wargo, physics freshman, of Shreveport, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of terrorizing, communicating false information of planned arson, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to an Associated Press report.

Clinton is scheduled to speak at the Baton Rouge Rivercenter this Saturday at the National Conference of Black Mayors.

Wargo, a resident of Herget Hall, allegedly made the threat while talking to another student.

The student contacted LSUPD about the threat.

LSUPD and East Baton Rouge Parish Prison have not returned calls to The Daily Reveille.

My question is did the student he told this to go to far? Was this a joke gone bad? Was it an infringement upon free speech? I do hope that the student who reported Wargo was right in his suspicions. I am certainly interested in seeing how this plays out.


Unknown said...

But doing a movie on how to potentially kill President Bush is A-Okay. I sense a disturbance in the farce...

Anonymous said...

he was DEFINITELY kidding. this thing will ruin his entire life, even when he is proven innocent.

Michael D. said...

Some other articles gave more info. The big thing that kinda got me worried was the kid talking about causing "a national event" in the week after Virginia Tech. Perhaps this is me, but doesn't everybody know that in the aftermath of a tragedy that one doesn't make jokes like that? It's possible the kid was really dumb & had really poor taste to do it, but in the immediate week after Virginia Tech the kid who heard those comments had little choice. He should be commended for being safe and going to the police.

Of course, as an LSU kid I'm kinda glad the potential murdering nutjob at LSU is safely behind bars for the time being.

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