2 UT Martin students arrested for alleged Facebook threat


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

MARTIN, Tenn. - Two University of Tennessee at Martin students will be arraigned in court Thursday after they allegedly made a threat using Facebook.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested 18-year-old Patrick Valdez and 18-year-old Erin Chism, saying the students sent a threatening message to a Facebook friend last month.

TBI says Valdez had a previous relationship with the victim, adding that the alleged threat involved a song that referred to sexually assaulting the victim, killing her family and burning down their house.

Both suspects are charged with felony Harassment and Conspiracy to Commit Harassment.