Taipei: A great-grandson of former Taiwanese leader Chiang Kai-shek was charged today with making threats against staff at his old school.
Andrew Chiang You-ching was detained for questioning early this month after the Taipei American School told police he had threatened the institution and its staff.
The 23-year-old was later released on bail of USD 2,710.
"Since August, Andrew Chiang had frequently posted threats on his Facebook page and e-mailed them to relevant school staff," prosecutors in the Taipei District Court said in the indictment.
If convicted he could face a jail term of up to four years.
Chiang is the youngest of the three children of Chiang Hsiao-yung, the grandson of Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek.
Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan in 1949 after losing a civil war in China to the communists, and was president of the island until his death in 1975.
Chiang Hsiao-yung died of cancer in 1996.
Andrew Chiang was born in Canada and spent a long time in the United States. It was not clear when he attended the school in Taipei.