Teen Bomb Hoaxer ‘Tyrone’ Sentenced to 22 Months Time-Served

By Kevin Poulsen

A North Carolina teenager who phoned in hoax bomb threats to colleges, middle schools and FBI offices around the country for the amusement of a live internet audience was headed for release Monday after being held nearly two years without bail.

Ashton Lundeby, 18, was sentenced in South Bend, Indiana, to the 22 months he’s already spent in pretrial custody. Lundeby pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge last October, admitting he staged bomb hoaxes from mid-2008 until his arrest in March 2009. Victims included Purdue University, the University of North Carolina, Clemson University, Florida State University, Boston College, Hamden High School, West Hempfield Middle School and FBI offices in Colorado and Louisiana.

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