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Teen threatens to shoot library staff

CORTEZ, Colo. – A teenage boy in Montezuma County is accused of threatening to kill employees of his local library, then write about it in the newspaper.

The 16-year-old boy faces juvenile charges for sending the bizarre threat to a staff member at the library in October. In an e-mail, the boy said he would shoot library staffers and then cover it as a journalist for the Cortez Journal newspaper. The boy said it would be “the greatest (story) that this town will ever see.”

The teenager has not been named because of his age and will be sentenced as a juvenile. No one was hurt.

Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane says the boy has apologized for the threat. He will be sentenced Feb. 19. The newspaper said it was not informed of the threat.


Information from: Cortez Journal, http://www.cortezjournal.com/

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