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Teen sentenced for making Beaver Dam school threats

BEAVER DAM, Wis. - A 17-year-old was sentenced Friday for making threats to a Beaver Dam school in May, according to a news release. 

The Dodge County District Attorney's Office said Dylan Graf, of Beaver Dam, pleaded guilty to one count of making a terrorist threat and one count of unlawful use of a computerized communication system.

District Attorney Kurt F. Klomberg said in the news release that the court placed Graf on a felony deferred-prosecution agreement on the terrorist threat charge and sentenced him to a year of probation of the computer charge. Graf is also not allowed on Beaver Dam School District properties.

Officials said Graf and two other juveniles sent a Beaver Dam High School assistant principal an email.

"I plan to enter the proximity of your board of education tomorrow with hatred within my grasp," the email threat read, according to the district attorney's office. "With a pistol in one hand, and the button that shall set off several explosive materials in the other…. I hate all of you…Don’t try and stop me, there’s no way to find out who I am. I advise you to be prepared tomorrow. I’ll be executing my plan during the 4th period.  So long and goodnight."

Law enforcement later determined that the threat was more of a hoax and the three children never intended to carry out their threats, the report said.

Beaver Dam school officials called off classes May 5 and law enforcement traced the email to Graf and the two juveniles, one of whom lives in Las Vegas, the district attorney's office said.  All three were apprehended.

The other two juveniles’ cases are being handled in the juvenile court systems of Wisconsin and Nevada, Klomberg said. Juvenile proceedings are not public.


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