Both University of Alabama students arrested for social media threats back in class

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Dakota Timm (L) & Daniel Simmons (R) Photos: Tuscaloosa County Jail

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Two University of Alabama students are back on campus after being arrested last fall for online messages that police said caused fear and anxiety.

A university official tells The Tuscaloosa News that Daniel Evan Simmons of Vestavia Hills and Dakota John Timm of Virginia Beach, Virginia, were conditionally allowed to return for spring semester following their interim suspensions in the fall for alleged violations of the student code of conduct.

Timm was arrested in September on a misdemeanor charge of harassing communications. A judge later dismissed the case.

Simmons was also arrested in September and charged with making a terrorist threat, which is felony. He is scheduled for arraignment April 2. Defense attorney Jim Sturdivant says Simmons is a fine young man and didn’t intend to cause a disruption.