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Man with 47 guns arrested after school threat

An Indiana man who had 47 guns and ammunition in his home has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill people at an elementary school near his home.

  • AP
  • Published: 23:04 December 16, 2012

CEDAR LAKE, Indiana: Authorities say an Indiana man who had 47 guns and ammunition in his home has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill people at an elementary school near his home.

Cedar Lake police were called to the home of 60-year-old Von I. Meyer early Friday after he allegedly threatened to set his wife on fire. A police statement says Meyer also said he would enter Jane Ball Elementary School and "kill as many people as he could."

Authorities found 47 guns and ammunition worth over $100,000.

Prosecutors filed felony intimidation charges against Meyer on Saturday, one day after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. He is being held without bond.

Cedar Lake is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southeast of Chicago.
 

Comments (2)

  1. Added 10:45 December 17, 2012

    I don't see why a kid/kids should be made the target of criminally insane/frustrated people. How logically could you put together a situation that just took place to elementary school kids at Connecticut? This seems to have become a trend that needs to be stopped immediately.

    Malaika, Rodrigues, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 09:50 December 17, 2012

    It's high time the US clamps down very seriously on the gun law for the safety of its people, especially the young ones.

    keenan, usa, United States

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