Mass shootings have sadly become the norm in The United States and from what it seems, they are only becoming more frequent by the day. People are still recovering from the Uvalde massacre earlier this year. That is why fake reports of mass shootings are no joke.

On the 4th of July, a mass shooting took place in Highland Park, Illinois as well, and that incident rocked the nation. According to a report by ABC 7, an 18-year-old security guard is currently jailed after allegedly faking a mass shooting alert at Lollapalooza, just so that she could leave work early.

According to prosecutors, she admitted to faking the threats “because she wanted to leave work early.” There are much better ways to accomplish such a feat.

The guard is charged with sending a fake text threatening the festival to a co-worker, who then alerted supervisors. The text read, “Mass shooting at 4 p.m. location Lollapalooza. We have 150 targets.”

This led to a series of events within the Chicago Police Department and the FBI, who later discovered that it was fake. Clearly, this is no laughing matter and has been taken seriously. It still caused quite a panic, and the security guard’s reason was pretty selfish, because they just wanted to leave work early.

The security guard is charged with making a false terrorism threat. The girl appeared in bond court and is being held in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail. She is due back in court Monday. We’ll keep you updated on this ongoing story right here at Thirsty.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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