USA v. Casdorph, Gavin Lee
Anchorage, AK

Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)

Gavin Lee Casdorph of Anchorage, Alaska, was charged in January 2019 with making false threats after claiming that he planned to detonate several bombs across the Lafayette College campus. On May 5, 2018, while posing as a radicalized Lafayette College student and using the handle "BdanJafarSaleem," Casdorph posted on Twitter that he planned to bomb multiple locations on campus. He attached a letter to his tweets, falsely claiming that his grandfather had died, his girlfriend had broken up with him, and that he had found faith and healing in Allah. The posts also pledged allegiance to ISIS and included an image of the ISIS flag and a photograph of several firearms, with the caption: "Allah has graced us with these weapons of destruction to carry out his needs." He pleaded guilty to making false threats.