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Georgia Southern police resolve social media incident with arrest Thursday

Georgia Southern University Police have arrested Kimberlie P. Bennett on charges of terroristic threats and acts based on a social media post she is accused of making early Monday morning.

According to reports, Bennett’s post indicated she might hurt herself or others in class if a test scheduled for the end of the week did not go well. University Police investigated immediately and quickly determined there was no cause for immediate emergency action on any University campuses. Police made contact with the student, who was located off campus on Monday, and referred her and the incident to campus officials while continuing to investigate. Further investigation led University Police to seek a warrant. They arrested Bennett at her residence on Thursday without incident.

Georgia Southern University will not hesitate to charge any individual whose behavior or actions unlawfully threaten the life, safety, or health of others. As a reminder, University Police should always be the first call when anyone knows of suspicious or alarming behavior. University Police will send an EAGLE ALERT any time they have information indicating that the University community may be in imminent danger and will include directives to the campus community on what steps to take next.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers approximately 140 different degree programs serving more than 25,500 students through 10 colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia with expert faculty, the University is focused on public impact research and engaging learning opportunities through knowledge and know-how that prepare our students to take ownership of their lives, careers and communities. Visit


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