(CBS) — The 21-year old man accused of threatening to kill 16 white students and staff at the University of Chicago is in his mother’s custody.
Jabari Dean, an electrical engineering student at University of Illinois Chicago, left federal court Tuesday with his mother and attorney. He was placed on house arrest, in his mother’s custody. He will be allowed to leave home to attend school or religious services, to seek health care, or for matters related to the federal case.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order
Authorities say Dean posted the threat after prosecutors released video showing Laquan McDonald’s shooting death.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Most Locations To Remain Dry Overnight
The university canceled all classes and activities, as a precaution. Classes were back to normal today.MORE NEWS: Illinois State University Student Jelani Day's Death Ruled A Drowning
One Dean family member downplayed the threats as a youthful mistake.