17-year-old charged with threatening to shoot up Lincoln County high school

17-year-old charged with threatening to shoot up Lincoln County high school

17-year-old charged with threatening to shoot up Lincoln County high school

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 20 at 6:21 PM

LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) – A 17-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly made a threat to shoot up Troy Buchanan High School on Wednesday.

 

Blain Michael Erp was charged Thursday with making a terroristic threat.

Three Troy R-3 School District campuses were placed on lockdown Erp’s girlfriend told authorities he threatened to open fire at the high school.

The incident forced police to place Troy Buchanan High School, Troy Middle School and New Horizons High School under a lockdown.

According to authorities, Erp threatened to kill his family, and then bring multiple guns to Troy Buchanan High School and open fire.

His girlfriend said he showed her three loaded handguns and assault rifle he planned to use in the shooting. The girl said he named specific students he planned to target in the attack.

After the girl alerted authorities, all three schools were placed on lockdown while officersinvestigated.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies and Troy City police officers went to New Horizons and Troy Buchanan and determined the suspect was not at either school.

They eventually reached Erp by phone and told him to turn himself in. He was later taken into custody near the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

News 4 has obtained more details on what led to Erp’s threats and will have them coming up at News 4 at 10.

 

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