I’ve said it before and I will say it again. It’s like so many people are brain dead these days. Most of us know that a threat to an airline, fake or not, will land us in hot water. Airlines take security very seriously these days. And when they get them, they report them to the FBI.
That’s what American Airlines did when a 14-year old Dutch Twitter user sent a tweet to AA’s account, claiming she was from Afghanistan, part of “Al Qaida” and that on “June 1st I’m gonna do something really big.” Yeah, this girl is pretty rock stupid. AA’s account promptly replied that they take threats very seriously, and that her IP address and details would be forwarded to the FBI.
Next came an endless series of tweets from the Dutch user, @queendemetriax, apologizing for what she said and that she really was just a 14-year old girl. Hopefully she at least learned a lesson from all of this. Rotterdam Police confirmed that the girl was arrested and that an investigation is currently ongoing. Her Twitter account has been suspended as well. I’m not sure if it is something in the water or because kids never look up from their phones, but it sure seems like there are too many dumb kids these days.
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