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Book Thrown at Toy-Bomb Student

A former University of South Florida student has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for providing aid to terrorists by making an Internet video on how to use a toy to start a bomb by remote control. Ahmed Mohamed, 27, was arrested last year on charges of transporting explosives in South Carolina.

Mohamed, reports the Tampa Tribune, hung his head “low” as U.S. District Court judge Steven Merryday sentenced him: “I hear no contrition that I find convincing. His objective was to cause others to have the knowledge needed to do damage, including death to persons in the service of the United States based on that service.”