Pillault gets six years for Oxford High School threat

 

news_court_greenBy JB Clark

Daily Journal

OXFORD – The man charged with threatening to attack Oxford High School has been sentenced to six years is prison.

Joshua Brandon Pillault was sentenced Thursday before Chief U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills in federal court.

He pleaded guilty in June to planning an April 2013 attack of Oxford High School, on the anniversary of the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School.

Pillault was charged after people from Virginia and England reported he made the threats to kill others and then himself while playing the game Runescape online.

The UK caller worked for a Cambridge gaming center and sent the Oxford Police Department details about the online conversation.

Pillault will serve three years of post-release supervision following his prison sentence and is required to pay a $100 special assessment. No fine was levied against him because of an inability to pay.