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Man who posted threats about North Central College gets probabtion, jail

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  • Aden Khan, 23, was convicted of disorderly conduct in January for a Facebook post threatening to bring a gun to the Naperville school's campus.

    Aden Khan, 23, was convicted of disorderly conduct in January for a Facebook post threatening to bring a gun to the Naperville school's campus.

 
 

A Wisconsin man who made a threatening social media post about North Central College has been sentenced to a combination of jail time and probation.

Aden Khan, 23, was convicted of disorderly conduct in January for a Facebook post threatening to bring a gun to the Naperville school's campus.

On Friday, a DuPage County judge sentenced Khan to 180 days in the county jail, 30 months of probation, 100 hours of community service and counseling. Khan also is banned from North Central's campus and can't have any contact with its students and faculty, officials said.

In addition, he can't re-create the now-deleted Facebook page he used to commit the offense.

Khan, who never was a North Central student, made a Facebook page called "North Central Confessions," which became a popular site for students to anonymously gripe about the health center, transportation and other campus issues. While not affiliated with the college, the site was watched by college staff.

In early March 2013, Khan posted "I bring a gun to school every day. Someday someone is going to ... end up in a bag."

After learning about the post, a college official contacted campus security and Naperville police. A brief investigation led authorities to Khan's Madison, Wisconsin, apartment.

Khan's attorney, Stephen Richards, argued earlier this month during a sentencing hearing that Khan has a "dark, twisted sense of humor" and had posted the threat as a joke.

Richards asked that Khan be given probation. DuPage prosecutors wanted Khan sentenced to three years in prison.

As part of his sentence, Khan can't post on any websites for schools where he's not a student. He must let probation officials inspect his cellphone and devices for emails and social media posts, officials said. Finally, he must report to court on an interim basis.

Khan, who has been in jail since his January conviction, received credit for 91 days served toward his jail sentence. He cannot leave Illinois without permission, officials said.

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