Teen tweets apparent terror threat to American Airlines, American responds

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Twitter user says she’s not happy she is “all over the internet” after she apparently tweeted a terror threat to American Airlines — and American responded.

FOX6 first learned of this story via our sister station, FOX8 WGHP.


In the tweet, Twitter user @QueenDemetriax_, tweeted: “@AmericanAir hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye.”

American Airlines (@AmericanAir) responded, saying: “Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI.”

After receiving the response from American Airlines, @QueenDemetriax_ tweeted: “I’m so stupid, I’m scared.”

Other tweets include:



On her Twitter page, a tweet from @QueenDemetriax_ says she is 14 years old. Another tweet says she apparently lives 15 hours from the United States.


@QueenDemetriax_ has tweeted several times since the incident — saying Sunday, April 13th: “I wanted more followers and RTs but this is not what I meant” — also saying “Stop following me,” “Stop mentioning me” and “Stop faving my tweets.”



In a message posted to the “Photos and Videos” section of @QueenDemetriax_ twitter account is a screenshot of a message apparently written by @QueenDemetriax_ on Sunday.

That message says:


“Okay so the truth is, I wrote that tweet like a month ago, but I didn’t sent it because I knew it wasn’t a good idea. I saved it in my drafts and did nothing with it. So today I was at home and my twitter tripped, and my phone sent the tweet accidentally and I didn’t see it. Within a few minutes, I saw the tweet American Air sent me, and I got scared and didn’t know what to do. I got a lot of reactions from people, but I didn’t know it was that bad, to be honest. I gained more than 15K followers and got a lot of RTs (my tweet got almost 20K RTs). After I realized, it was a bad and stupid idea, so I deleted it, but now it’s everywhere. But let’s make three things clear. 1) It wasn’t about 9/11, 2) It wasn’t about the missing plane, 3) It was an accident.”


FOX8 WGHP says American Airlines deleted its Twitter response to @QueenDemetriax_, and has instead issued a statement:

“At American, the safety of our passengers and crew is our number one priority. We take security matters very seriously and work with authorities on a case by case basis.”

According to FOX8, the FBI has not commented on the tweet.

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  • Matty

    Yea she did not mean it???? I’m not buying that….Quote from the movie/play Chicago: He fell on my knife… he fell on my knife 10 times. Gee accidents happen…..

  • Ashley

    That’s what she gets for being an IDIOT. Did she not think that terrorist threats would get the FBI on her?

    • Victoria

      When you’re writing a tweet, you click the back button and it asks you if you want to discard the tweet, save the tweet, or cancel going back.

  • Michelle Owens

    Let’s see, on her account I saw these excuses: “My account was hacked” “It was an accident” “It was just a joke (implying it was intentionally sent)”. Stupid little girl just wanting attention.

  • Cindy

    I’m glad they reacted … and she should have said that was the end of her Twitter days. If that was my daughter, she’d have no phone and no computer use without supervision until she moved out of my house and was no longer my responsibility since she obviously doesn’t know how to use it appropriately.

  • curesmamommy

    where are her parents? I think its time for someone to lose their electronic privileges! If that were my daughter she would be so grounded!

  • JBTheExplorer

    “I’m so stupid” sums it up. I think people don’t realize that even though twitter is on our computers and phones, its not a game, its real life. If you send out a threat, expect to be reported.

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