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Report: New Mexico man charged after online threat to school

The Associated Press
May 10, 2019 10:44 AM

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico man is facing federal charges after authorities say he posted an online threatening message about a high school.


The Gallup Independent report s Christopher Douglas was arrested this week on suspicion of transmitting communication containing a threat to injure a person after Gallup Police were notified about the threat.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court of New Mexico, the 30-year-old Douglas posted the threat Sunday on Facebook about Gallup High School.

The school, located in western New Mexico near the Navajo Nation, was placed on lockdown the next day.

Court records say Douglas acknowledged writing the post after he was arrested.

It was unclear if an attorney had been appointed to represent Douglas yet.


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