Twitter Bomb Threat To Airline Probably Not Such A Good Idea, Teen Discovers

A bomb threat is probably not the best use of Twitter to begin with, let’s face it. But when you use Twitter to send a bomb threat to an airline, well, that’s definitely proof you’re a genius. Or at least a bored teenager with an odd idea of humor. But as one self-described 14-year-old Demi Lovato fan found out Sunday, your hilarious joke could earn you a spot on the FBI’s watch list.

The bomb threat sending teen in question is — at least according to her Twitter account — named Sarah and she goes by the Twitter handle @QueenDemetriax_. Sunday morning, suddenly the inspiration came over her that sending a bomb threat to a major U.S. air carrier might make a really funny gag.

So she fired up the old Twitter account and sent the following to American Airlines, at 10:37 am — though it’s unclear what time zone this future Mensa member resides in.

“hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye.”

Unfortunately, the humorless dorks at American Airlines just didn’t think the apparent bomb threat was especially funny.

“Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI,” the airline replied.

The original tweet was deleted, but as with everything on the internet, nothing is ever really gone.

Twitter bomb threat reply

Now, let’s assume that Sarah is in fact who she says she is. Because if she’s not then some merry Twitter prankster at least deserves credit for doing a convincing impression of a ditzy teen girl who idolizes Demi Lovato.

A stream of responses followed:

“omfg I was kidding”

“I’m so sorry I’m scared now”

“I was kidding pls don’t I’m just a girl pls”

And perhaps most convincing of all, “Sarah” defaulted to a standard and tome-tested teenage responsibility technique — blame your friends.

“I was joking and it was my friend not me, take her IP address not mine”

As time passed, Sarah appeared to gain some perspective and see the humor in the situation, as her Twitter bomb threat went viral and her account was bombarded with the usual attacks on her character and judgment.

And the inevitable…

But in the end, Sarah appeared to decide that her Twitter bomb threat just wasn’t worth it.

American Airlines has not issued any further comment on the Twitter bomb threat crisis. In all likelihood, the airline — or whoever manages its Twitter account — was just trying to put the fear of God, or Demi Lovato, in the teen. And it worked.