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Man threatened mass shooting at Eckerd College after student broke up with him, police say

He faces charges of making threats of a mass shooting, making written threats to kill and aggravated stalking.
Kahlil J. Wilson threatened a mass shooting at Eckerd College after a woman, who was a student there, ended their relationship, police say. [Pinellas County Jail]
Kahlil J. Wilson threatened a mass shooting at Eckerd College after a woman, who was a student there, ended their relationship, police say. [Pinellas County Jail]
Published Dec. 11, 2019

An Illinois man is facing multiple felony charges after police say he threatened a mass shooting at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg after a woman -- a student at the school -- broke up with him.

Kahlil J. Wilson, 22, who is from Bellwood, Ill., faces charges of making threats of a mass shooting, making written threats to kill and aggravated stalking.

He was being held at the Pinellas County jail Wednesday on $310,000 bail.

A St. Petersburg police detective was assigned to the case on Nov. 1 and a 10-page affidavit spells out the case against Wilson. According to that affidavit:

Wilson and the woman were in a relationship from May until August, when she broke it off. Both he and the woman are from the Chicago area, but the woman attends school at Eckerd during the school year and she returned there in August.

The woman started receiving threats on social media, and in text messages and phone calls. The threats escalated between September and November. They included threats to kill her, rape her, kill her roommate and kill her friends and family. Some of the threats included exact locations on the Eckerd campus where the shootings would occur.

Police traced these threats to Wilson.

In November, Eckerd administrators also saw posts made to their Instagram page threatening to kill two students. The threat was reported to Instagram and to police.

The detective assigned to the case was able to determine that Wilson made the Instagram threats while he worked at a Chicago-area Home Depot. Surveillance video from the store shows him accessing computers at the exact time the threats were made; the IP address from which the threats were made also came back to the store.

In addition, Wilson applied for a firearm permit in Illinois in October.

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