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Man pleads guilty to threatening Oxford High in video game

Authorities arrested the 21-year-old in October of last year for making threats against the school in the online chat room of a video game. Authorities arrested the 21-year-old in October of last year for making threats against the school in the online chat room of a video game.
Pillault pleaded guilty to threatening to attack Oxford High School. Pillault pleaded guilty to threatening to attack Oxford High School.

(WMC-TV) - Joshua Brandon Pillault pleaded guilty to threatening to attack Oxford High School on the anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. Pillault pleaded one count in a deal with prosecutors Friday.

Authorities arrested the 21-year-old in October of last year for making threats against the school in the online chat room of a video game. A player in Virginia turned Pillault in to authorities.

"I heard it was through Rune Scape, and somebody thought it was real, so, they called it in," said friend Lark Lindley.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Pillault threatened to kill and injure people and destroy the school in an attack planned for the April 2013 anniversary of the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado.

"I never really thought he'd do that type of thing," said Lindley.

Pillault will be sentenced after the U.S. Probation Services sends a report to the judge.

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