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Daniel Rippy Sentenced to 1 Year in Jail for Making OSU-Michigan Shooting Threat

Michigan fan Daniel Rippy was sentenced Tuesday to one year and one day in prison for using Facebook Messenger in 2018 to threaten a mass shooting targeting Buckeyes football players and former OSU head coach Urban Meyer during the annual rivalry game at Ohio State.

According to Andrew Welsh-Huggins of the Associated Press, Ohio federal Judge Algenon Marbley said Rippy's actions represented "fandom spiraled out of control" that couldn't be ignored in an age in which mass shootings at U.S. schools are not uncommon.

Rippy, a 29-year-old Michigan native who lives in California, said he was having a "bad day" when he made the threat and apologized for his actions several times, according to Welsh-Huggins.