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February 17, 2013

Social media “threat” causes problems for senior facility worker

Staff at a Niagara Falls Boulevard senior health care facility in Wheatfield called the Niagara County Sheriff's Office last week to report that an employee had made a bomb threat against the facility on Twitter.

An administrator told a deputy that the employee had written on her Twitter account, "I swear if these mf's at (the facility) give me any (expletive) about my check tomorrow, I'm blowing that (expletive) up! ... " 

The worker was found at Niagara County Community College by sheriff's officials. The employee said they were concerned they weren’t going to get paid on time as they had recently started working there. Sheriff's officials said the employee was very apologetic and said they'd never do anything like that.

The employee contacted the facility’s administrator and apologized but was fired and they were ordered not to return to the facility at any time.

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