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Teen admits writing threats to police

May 18, 2008

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— Two letters threatening to shoot police officers have been traced to a 14-year-old boy who said he was mad at his parents and thought the letters would be funny.

Police characterized the letters - the first found May 8, the second Thursday morning, both at a Wichita apartment building - as "extremely serious in their content."

"We were very concerned about officer safety, more so than we usually are," said Deputy Police Chief Tom Stolz. "If he had the ability to write that kind of language, he has the ability to carry out that kind of conduct."

The first letter claimed responsibility for shooting an off-duty police officer in an alley next to the downtown campus of Wichita Area Technical College on March 25, but police don't believe the teen did it.

In the second letter, the boy wrote that he was going to kill people while they were delivering newspapers.

Comments

igby 7 years ago

This kid needs some attention because he's a spoiled POS, that his parents raised, but not unlike millions like him.Send him to Iraq with mommy and daddy.

Calliope877 7 years ago

He was mad at his parents, so he decides to write threatening letters to the police because he thought it'd be "funny"?WTF?!!!Whatever happened to locking yourself in your room and giving the Rents the silent treatment?

bearded_gnome 7 years ago

threatening paperboys! now, that's really serious. good thing this kid wasn't in lawrence, he'd come before judge shepard, and he wouldn't see the inside of a jail cell! "oh, just promise never to do such terrible things ever again, little johnny!"

BalkansHawk 7 years ago

Another feel good story about a teenager and his parents. Some gene pools should be drained.

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