A perceived threat tweeted at American Airlines ignited the Internet Sunday morning, with thousands of individuals reacting to an online exchange between the airline and the individual who sent the initial message.
The threat was made by a user named Sara with the handle @QueenDemetriax_:
American Airlines reacted moments later:
Sara later identified herself on Twitter as a 14-year-old girl, claiming she was kidding and contending it was silly to think she could commit such a crime because she is Caucasian.
@AmericanAir omfg I was kidding— Sarah (@QueenDemetriax_) April 13, 2014
@AmericanAir I'm just a fangirl pls I don't have evil thoughts and plus I'm a white girl— Sarah (@QueenDemetriax_) April 13, 2014
I always wanted to be famous, but I meant like Demi Lovato famous, not Osama bin laden famous— Sarah (@QueenDemetriax_) April 13, 2014
A Twitter spokesman later tweeted that it would be unlikely for American Airlines to have Sara's IP address and "details":
American Airlines has since deleted their tweet:
Sara also deleted her tweet:
I'm gonna delete the tweet now— Sarah (@QueenDemetriax_) April 13, 2014
Since she initially sent the message to American Airlines, Sarah has gained thousands of followers online. It did not appear that she had been contacted by law enforcement at the time of publication.
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