Caleb Clemmons (pictured), a Georgia student, remains imprisoned for a “joke” he made on his Tumblr page earlier this year.
On February 8th, Clemmons posted the following on his Tumblr page:
hello. my name is irenigg and i plan on shooting up georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has. to see if i get arrested.
As it turns out, Clemmons got exactly what he was looking for: Officials, who were reportedly tipped off by an anonymous person, arrested Clemmons a few hours after he posted his comments.
Initially, the case received minimal media attention until a Gawker post brought it to the forefront on Sunday.
Clemmons has remained imprisoned at Bulloch County Jail since his family is unable to pay his $20,000 bail.
As for Clemmons’ motivation, the 20-year-old says he posted the message as ”an experimental literary piece and an art project,”