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Man charged after allegedly threatening to “shoot up” Mexico High School

A man is now charged with making a terroristic threat after threatening to “shoot up” a Mid-Missouri high school.

ABC 17 News obtained a probable cause statement that says 55-year-old Ronald Blackwell was leaving Mexico High School on November 5th when he made threatening statements toward faculty and officers.

The documents say Blackwell became agitated when he was not allowed to sit in on an interview the Audrain County Juvenile Officer and Children’s Division was conducting.

The incident forced school officials to temporarily lock down the school.

Mexico Public Safety said the campus was locked down at around 12:49 p.m. Under the lock down procedures, students did not change classes or buildings until the threat was cleared.

Blackwell was arrested shortly after for making a terroristic threat.

Authorities said no one was injured in the incident and said they found no evidence that Blackwell could act on the threats that were made.

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