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Sedro-Woolley man arrested for threatening to ‘shoot up’ schools

KorySEDRO-WOOLLEY — A 19-year-old Sedro-Woolley man turned himself in to police Sunday afternoon following a threat he allegedly made to “shoot up every school within a 100 mile radius” on Facebook.

According to Sedro-Woolley Police Department Lt. William Tucker, the suspect made the post on his Facebook profile Friday night.  The post allegedly “thanked” Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza and said if gun laws changed as a result of the shooting, he would “personally get my sawed off double barreled shotgun and… go shoot up every school within a 100-mile radius.”

Concerned individuals contacted the suspect’s parents on Friday night following the post. It was unknown if the suspect, a former student at Sedro-Wolley High School, owned any weapons.

The man turned himself into police Sunday morning. According to Tucker, the suspect told police he is an “internet troll,” meaning he posts provocative statements on the internet and tries to get people to respond. He was booked into Skagit County Jail on a felony harassment charge.  He is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning.

A local tech school in Sedro-Woolley considered going into a modified lock-down Monday because the suspect attended the school, Tucker said.

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16 Comments to “Sedro-Woolley man arrested for threatening to ‘shoot up’ schools”

    Monoxide said:
    December 16, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Foot in mouth, maybe one upside his head will help too..

    Citizen98107 said:
    December 16, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    Something is wrong with that boy.

    troll said:
    December 16, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    Lol dumbass

    98444 said:
    December 16, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Another warning sign from an obvious mentally messed up person that needs to be taken seriously..

    ReasonableTruth said:
    December 16, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Trolls go to jail too! Enjoy and we should buy more prisons for anyone else who wants to say it, try it, or DO it.

    Rick Oppelt said:
    December 17, 2012 at 5:29 AM

    There should be a minimum 5 year sentence for threats of this nature.troll or not.threats like this need to be taken seriously and carry a harsh sentence.these crazy idiots need to be locked up.

    joe said:
    December 17, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Shoot him, he's a threat to civilization.

      Josh said:
      December 17, 2012 at 7:41 PM

      And your idea of murder is not a threat to civilization? yer a special kind of stupid, aren't you?

    Citizen98107 said:
    December 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Is this the same boy that shot a woman hiker because he thought she was a bear? Is that him in the photo?

    NAVYTOWN said:
    December 17, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    There's nothing stupider than a stupid stupid.

    Christopher said:
    December 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    The problem is our new era's lack of parenting skills.

    tim said:
    December 18, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    no, just more stupid people than ever.

    Joanne said:
    December 18, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    It just goes to show this country needs to spend less time worry about gun control and more time on birth control. Little shit turds like this should never be born. Obviously, someone had piss poor parenting skills.

    I'M NOT GIVING MY NAME TO A FUCKING MACHINE said:
    December 19, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    I hope he likes the rise that will happen in Bubba’s pants after the bull queer takes one look at his pretty ass.

    uncle sam said:
    December 27, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    man we need to not be so uptight and let the police handle it

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