FAU Student Rafael Decomas Arrested For Threatening To Kill Teacher Over Test

Rafael Decomas mugshot after the FAU student was arrested for threatening a professor.

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Rafael Decomas found himself under arrest after posting a threat on social media. According to a report from CBS 12, the 20-year-old Florida Atlantic University student took to Twitter and threatened to kill one of his professors over a test. Decomas was arrested on a charge of intimidation-send written threat to kill.

“Bey I gern f—ing kill dis professor bey this is my confession to a premeditated murder,” Decomas tweeted from an account named “@Ashelaniqua, Cutie Claus.”

FAU police then traced the account to Decomas, who was booked in Palm Beach County Jail before being released on $5,000 bond. Despite making the threat and his arrest, a report indicates Decomas said he never intended to harm anyone and that the tweet just came out of frustration.

From WPTV:

According to the report, Decomas told police he was upset that his data structure professor had schedule a final exam for 7 a.m. Because Decomas lives in Riviera Beach, police said he told them, he would have to wake up at 5 a.m.

“Decomas stated he did not intend to harm anyone and tweeted the post out of frustration,” the report said. “Decomas advised that he deleted the post soon after publishing it.”

Despite his “lack of intent,” Decomas will still face the charge.

Let this be another example to everyone that you should never put something on social media without completely thinking things through and considering the consequences.


Where Is Florida Atlantic University?

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Florida Atlantic University, popularly known as FAU, is a public university in Boca Raton, Florida. Aside from the main campus, FAU has satellite campuses in Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, and Fort Pierce. The university offers studies in arts and humanities, accounting, architecture, business, education, the sciences, medicine, nursing, public administration, and social work.

FAU is home to more than 30,000 students with nearly 25,000 undergraduates and 5,000 postgraduates.

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