High school security guard arrested for threatening to shoot up school

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 16:31 EDT
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A man was arrested earlier this week for a terrorist threat against Nyack High School in New York, where he was employed as a security officer.

Kenneth A. Carter, 51, was arrested May 22 without incident after a co-worker told police he made threats against the school. Carter allegedly threatened to “go home, get his guns and blow the place up” after facing disciplinary action from school officials.

He was charged with making terroristic threats, a felony, and later released on $1,000 bail.

Nyack Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Montesano said “at no point did we believe that our students were placed in harm’s way or there was an imminent threat of danger to them” in a statement on the school’s website. He alleged news reports of the incident did “not present an accurate representation of facts.”

Montesano told Patch.com that Carter had always been “courteous and caring toward students.” He added that the media had sensationalized the incident.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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