Prosecutors want new sentence for man who threatened North Central College

Updated 10/3/2017 5:45 PM
  • Aden Khan

    Aden Khan

DuPage County prosecutors are asking a judge to revoke a Wisconsin man's probation and to resentence him on his conviction for using social media to threaten staff and students at Naperville's North Central College.

Aden Khan, 24, was convicted in January 2016 of making a false report of a threat to school buildings or people for a Facebook post threatening to bring a gun to the North Central campus.

In March of that year, DuPage Judge George Bakalis 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 prohibited from having any contact with its students and faculty, officials said.

According to court documents, prosecutors, who originally sought a three-year prison sentence, want Khan resentenced after he failed to meet the requirements of his probation.

Prosecutors allege Khan did not meet with his probation officer in July or August. They also say he has not completed his community service work or the court ordered dialectical behavior therapy.

The next court date for Bakalis to hear the petition to revoke has been set for Oct. 23.

Khan, who never was a North Central student, created 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 a threat involving a plan to bring a gun to the school.

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.

At the time of his trial, Khan's attorney argued his client merely had a "twisted sense of humor."

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