NEW ORLEANS – A judge has ordered three years probation for a black man who posed as a white supremacist upset by President Barack Obama’s election and sent racist death threats to black college students.
Dyron Hart, a 20-year-old from Poplarville, Miss., also was ordered Wednesday to perform 150 hours of community service and complete a racial sensitivity course. He had pleaded guilty to one federal charge in August.
Hart had been accused of using a fake profile on the social networking Web site Facebook to send messages threatening to kill three black students at Nicholls State University in Louisiana.
Hart had attended the school for one semester in 2008.
An FBI agent had said in a sworn statement that Hart sent the messages to “get a reaction.”