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Dexter teen accused in alleged Facebook threat

Dexter teen accused in alleged Facebook threat

March 28th, 2012 in News

DEXTER, Mo. (AP) - A Dexter teenager is jailed on charges of making a terrorist threat.

The Dexter Daily Statesman (http://bit.ly/HfZzGw ) reports that 17-year-old Lucas Allen is accused of posting comments on a Facebook page threatening school violence.

Police say the comments suggested the teen was about to "snap," and read, "You people brought it on yourselves."

Authorities say Allen no longer attends Dexter schools, but students told school officials last week about the posting. The school contacted police.

Allen does not have a listed attorney. Police say he told them he didn't mean for the posting to be alarming, though authorities say they found a loaded shotgun at his home.

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Information from: Dexter Daily Statesman, http://www.dailystatesman.com