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Md. man gets probation for tweeting threats against school

Posted at 10:51 AM, Dec 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-19 10:51:26-05
BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) - A Maryland man who pleaded guilty to tweeting threats against a high school will spend two years on probation.
 
Alejandro Avelar pleaded guilty to making a threat of mass violence and was sentenced to three years behind bars, all of which was suspended. The 20-year-old will have to complete two years of probation and 100 hours of community service.
 
Authorities have said Avelar tweeted a threat against High Point High School in Beltsville on Nov. 15. He said that he would come to the school's stadium with an AK-47 and two pistols and armed with bombs. Avelar's attorney told WRC-TV  that his client meant the tweet as a joke. The attorney said Avelar supported Donald Trump's election as president and demonstrators were demonstrating against it.
 

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