EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU/Gray News) – A California man is charged and charged with uttering death threats to the president of a Wisconsin school board.
According to online court records, 33-year-old Jeremy Hanson was charged with making terrorist threats, which is a felony.
According to the criminal complaint filed with the charges, Hanson sent an anonymous email to Tim Nordin, the chair of the ECASD Education Council, from a Gmail account named “Kill All Marxist Teachers” at 11:58 a.m. on March 21, 2022.
According to WEAU, the email read, “I will kill you and shoot your next school board meeting for promoting the radical transgender agenda. Now is the time to declare war on you pedos. I will kill you and your whole family.
The email was sent to Nordin school email, and ECASD IT staff worked with the Eau Claire Police Department to find the IP address of the device from which the email was sent. email has been sent.
Investigators learned that the IP address was from Los Alamitos, California, and the message appeared to have been sent from a PlayStation 4.
Detectives have contacted the internet service provider, Spectrum, for more information on the account holder. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department then contacted the Account Owner, who identified himself as Hanson’s mother and confirmed that he owned a PlayStation 4.
Investigators have learned that Hanson leans “very far right politically,” according to court documents, and has open cases with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for making similar threats in other locations. Hanson’s mother said Hanson was on the autism spectrum.
In a statement after receiving the threat, Nordin said threats and violence against others is unacceptable and said it “threatens my wife and children, my board colleagues, our school staff, and indeed all anyone from our community coming to a school board meeting makes me deeply angry. A school board meeting the day the threat was made had three police officers present as a precaution.
If convicted, Hanson faces a maximum penalty of $10,000 and a maximum sentence of three and a half years in prison.
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