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VF Christian College Student Charged with Making Terroristic Threat

Police say a 22-year-old man threatened a fellow student after he stole his seat.

A 22-year-old Valley Forge Christian College student was charged yesterday after a fellow student accused him of threatening to stab him, police are reporting.

Sean David Kready, of Bealton, Virginia, was charged with making terroristic threats in connection with the alleged November 30 incident.

According to court documents, on December 5, state police were dispatched to the college for a reported threat. Once on the scene, they spoke with the victim, a 17-year-old male student, who told them that Kready had threatened him.

The juvenile told police that in an afternoon class on November 30, he had taken Kready’s seat and not thought much of it until, towards the end of the class, Kready told him “One day I’m going to trip and stab you 25 times, maybe 24 because 25 would be mean.”

The victim said he went home and told his mother about the incident, and she became very upset.

Kready told police that he was joking and had no intentions of hurting the boy.

Kready’s preliminary hearing has not yet been scheduled.  

Bill N. December 18, 2012 at 12:54 PM
That wasn't very Christian of him!
truthsayer December 18, 2012 at 03:30 PM
No, it wasn't very Christian of him, but at the same time, the charge of Terrorist Threats will likely be dropped or reduced to a summary offense such as Disorderly Conduct or Harassment. Based on the information above, there is no mention of Kready having a knife, or any other weapon, in which to carry out the threat, which is a component for charging Terrorist Threats. While I don't condone the threatening behavior alleged here, I think that our law enforcement personnel and prosecutors must adhere to the letter of the law, and not be pressured into filing charges that may not be applicable, merely because our society is becoming full of angry, intolerant people. When you drop or reduce charges, it basically shows that the law is ineffective and impotent, and only emboldens those who break it. It's as if they "beat the system". Obviously, if Mr. Kready did state he would stab anotheperson over a seating dispute, Mr. Kready is another example of the sociopathic generation we are raising in America, that will threaten, injury and even kill, just to achieve self gratification with no regard for the consequences of his words or actions. How many millions of young Americans are exactly like Mr. Kready?
Phx08 December 18, 2012 at 03:31 PM
This seems like an overreaction to me... I mean I'm sure he did threaten the kid, but did they really need to call the police on him? Why didn't they just contact the school first? Personally, I wouldn't have wanted the kid to have to have this incident on his record to follow him around forever just for a threat that was probably in jest; it's just a little harsh.
1 December 18, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Not for nothing but there are a quite a few odd balls at VFCC. Half of the kids were forced to go there by their jesus freak parents and they will basically take anyone if they can pay the tuition bill. There are some good kids there too but in speaking with many of them over the years, many are a bit off.
ThreeOclockBeard December 18, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Tattle tale
Richard A Breuer December 18, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Sorry, but the ability to carry out the threat is not an element of the offense of terroristic threats. Present ability to inflict harm is not required as an element of offense of terroristic threats. Com. v. Kidd, 442 A.2d 826, 296 Pa.Super. 393, 1982; Com. v. Ashford, 407 A.2d 1328, 268 Pa.Super. 225, 1979. Neither the ability to carry out the threat, nor a belief by the person threatened that the threat will be carried out, is an element of the offense of terroristic threats. Com. v. Reynolds, 835 A.2d 720, Super.2003.
patchsux December 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM
he is a hypochristian I guess and there is quite a bit of that going around these days
Sarah Jane December 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Not for nothing, but all people need to taught wrong from right, and not to be so rude. Christian or not, telling someone you are going to stab them is rude.
Jane December 19, 2012 at 09:22 PM
And if he did have a knife, would the Government want to ban them?? NO!! They are not in our great Constitution!! Just that pesky little ol' document which gave us our freedoms!! Teach respect, compassion, commonsense, to name a few!! With freedom, my friends, comes responsibility. Remember that word?!?
Justice January 11, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Very true. To the person who called the victim a "tattle-tale", would it be better if Mr. Kready just arbitrarily carried out his threat? Isn't it at least a caution that, especially in light of the New Town Shootings, that the young man receive consequences, even if the consequences are in the form of mental help, so that another New Town incident does not occur? "We the people" shout in outrage over mass killings but when someone brings to the attention issues of this nature, another cry emerges: that of snitch. We, as Americans, cannot have it both ways; if a person chooses to go to the authorities for being threatened, the consequences of that threat are surely left to the individual who uttered the threat. I agree with truthsayer with regard to their being consequences for words or actions. In today's society, where mass killings are almost daily reported on the news, instead of trying to shame the victim for coming forth, we should applaud the courage demonstrated by her/him to come forward. If the person was only joking, then he still needs mental help because in today's society where copycat mass killings happen frequently, no one should joke in that manner. Examine the latest perpetrators of mass killings; I am sure the families of the deceased victims would have loved another opportunity with their loved ones and would have loved if someone had seen the "signs" from these individuals before they committed their murderous acts.

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