DePaul student accused of attempting to help spread ISIS propaganda


Bianca Cseke | The DePaulia

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

A DePaul student has been accused of writing computer code intended to assist in spreading ISIS propaganda, according to a federal release

Thomas Osadzinski, a 20-year-old software development major, is charged with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, the release said. 

The script was intended to make ISIS propaganda more easily accessible on social media.

He shared the script with individuals he believed to be ISIS supporters, according to the complaint filed against him, but the individuals were covert FBI employees. 

University spokesperson Carol Hughes confirmed Osadzinski is currently enrolled at DePaul.

“We recognize the seriousness of the charges and would cooperate with authorities if contacted,” Hughes said in a statement to The DePaulia.

Osadzinski has a detention hearing on Friday, the Chicago Tribune reported, and until then, is being held without bond.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.