Eric Yee, a former student at Yale, was arrested Monday after making “terrorist threats” on an ESPN.com message board about killing children. Yee said, “he was watching kids and wouldn’t mind killing them” and it would “be like the one in Aurora” according to the Houston Chronicle.
Yee was arrested after the sports network ESPN reported threatening posts were made in a reader response section to an online ESPN story on Thursday about new Nike sneakers named after LeBron James that cost $270 a pair. Some of the nearly 3,000 reader comments on the story talked about children possibly getting killed over the sneakers because of how expensive they are, said ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys.
Yee lives with his parents on a street that overlooks an elementary school and a middle school and police found “several guns” at the house.