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Student sentenced in lockdown of ND university

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A former University of Mary student and football player will not serve jail time for writing Facebook posts that prompted an hour-long lockdown of the North Dakota campus last fall.

Twenty-one-year-old Patrick Casas pleaded guilty on Monday to a felony terrorizing charge and was sentenced to two years of supervised probation. He also must perform 50 hours of community service and write a letter of apology to the Bismarck university.

Authorities say Casas posted two threats on Facebook late last November, one of them referring to shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007. The campus was shut down until he was arrested.

Casas now lives in Chicago and he's being allowed to serve his probation in Illinois. If he successfully completes it, the charge will be removed from his record.