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Teacher Stabbing: Social Media bully jailed over tweet

A man who has admitted posting offensive messages on social media website Twitter following the death of stabbed teacher Ann Maguire has been jailed.

Robert Riley aged 42 who was followed by 500 people on social media mircoblogging site will now face 8 weeks in prison.

Riley tweeted the name of the 16-year-old boy who was charged with the murder of Mrs Maguire.

Riley expressed hatred against teachers, he used twitter to celebrate the killing of Ann Maguire.

Riley pleaded guilty to the offence of sending a grossly offensive message via a public communications network.

The chairwoman passing judgement Georgina Scannell said “The offensive messages outraged the public. You had complete disregard for the tragic death of Ann Maguire.

“Besides this, countless other vile messages were made by you.

“The bench finds these were racially and religious aggravated. The offences are so serious that only a period of immediate custody can be justified.”

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