The Dallas Independent School District released the electronic mail threat received by staff on two of its campuses, revealing the hideous terror threat sent to schools across Texas this week, including the state’s largest school district in Houston. It was similar to the ones received by the Los Angeles Unified School District and New York schools.
The threat claimed to be from a student victim of bullying and spoke about “Jihad” in the name of Allah, detailing the arsenal of weapons that were supposedly involved in the threatened attack. Breitbart Texas reported that bomb-sniffing dogs swept the affected public schools across the state, enabling law enforcement to deem the threat “non-credible.” As a result, Texas school districts remained open on December 17.
The Dallas Morning News was one of several news outlets that released the jihadist-styled email threat. It read:
Hello there. There is something you should know about, taking place tomorrow of 12/17/15, Thursday.
“My story starts here. I have been bullied every day here, in one of the district high schools. Just because, I am ‘different’. I turned to religion, to solve my problems, and found faith and comfort in Allah. He has helped me through a lot. So now, I must help him. He has called upon me and my fellow comrades to take action against you blasphemers and non-believers. You have denied Allah for too long. My 46 Jihad affiliates and I are going to unleash an massacre of epic proportion, targeting every single school and student in the district. We have an assorted collection of Kalashnikov rifles, MG240 Light machine guns, RPG Launchers, .50 Cal Sniper rifles, hand grenades, and to top it off: suicide vests. We have already planted napalm, propane, and pressure cooker explosives in multiple schools. They are set to go off in places that will cause maximum structural damage to each building: for maximum casualty. First responders will be in for quite the surprise, as we have highly trained sniper forces straight from Ar Raqqa. We will fight for our cause tomorrow, and all students in every school in the entire district will be slaughtered for their blasphemy and unbelief in the one true God, Allah. You will no longer get away with your dishonesty to our prophet.
Allah has called upon us:
Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
You will no longer deny the wrath of Allah. He has sent us to serve his holy army.
My name is (name redacted). You may not know this name now, but my name will be known to everyone. I will be known as the one man who truly saved this earth. For Allah.
And if you think you will stop us, by canceling schools, or perhaps, adding security, it will not help.
If school is canceled, then there will be bombings regardless of whether students are there or not, and mass shootings will be taken to the streets. If security is stepped up, for tomorrow’s fatwa, it will not help. We will take out any police and other security by any means necessary, even if we go down with them.”
The email was signed “Allah is the greatest.”
KDFW 4 (Fox) reported the Joint Terrorism Task force is now leading an investigation that is going deep into the cyber world, into the dark web. They cited technology and privacy law expert Matt Anderson at the Munck Wilson Mandala Law firm who said these electronic threats likely originated “through proxy servers and anonymous servers on the Darknet.”
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