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Charges filed against teen who made threats

Criminal charges have been filed against an Oronoco teen accused of threatening to kill two fellow students and to bring a gun to school to "kill other people."

Kevin Donald Armbrust, 17, is charged in Olmsted District Juvenile Court with two counts of making terroristic threats, both felonies; and two counts of gross misdemeanor harassment.  He is to make his first court appearance April 5.

According to the petition, the allegations are he made the threats in early January.

Authorities were called Jan. 7 by the mother of one of the victims. A deputy went to their home and learned that  the girl had received threatening Facebook comments from Armbrust, a fellow Pine Island High School student.

The girl said that two of her friends had gotten into a fight at school with two of Armbrust's friends. She said Armbrust then sent her messages saying "don't make me be the kid that starts a school shooting."


Another message said he was so mad he was on the edge of bringing his gun to school tomorrow; and that he had already cut himself. The girl told deputies she was not initially upset, but then she talked to a couple other people who were upset and decided she couldn't go to school because she was scared. She gave deputies a copies of the messages.

School officials were notified of the incident. Deputies then went to Armbrust's home to check for weapons and found none. The petition said he admitted making the Facebook comments that he was going to kill the girl and kill other people.

Deputies  also identified a second victim who said she received several text messages from Armbrust on Jan. 7 that he was going to bring a gun to school and kill others and that he was going to kill her first. She said he asked her to delete the messages, but she e-mailed them to the investigating deputy.

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