OXFORD – A former Oxford Academy student has been arrested for allegedly creating a fake Facebook account that impersonated a local high school employee, on which he posted controversial remarks and other materials in the victim’s name.
The Village of Oxford Police Department arrested Johnathan Corbett, 19, on Friday and charged him with two misdemeanors – second degree criminal impersonation and second degree aggravated harassment.
Police Chief Richard Nolan said Corbett created a Facebook account under the name of a male Oxford school employee and began posting remarks on the site as if he were that person.
“After reviewing the defendant’s statements, I don’t think we can say the victim was targeted for a personal vendetta. Basically the defendant said he did it more because he thought it would be ‘cool,’ funny and get attention from his peers,” said Nolan.